Podcast My question to Angela Merkel | Episode 7

What’s with the Austerity Merkel?

By now we know all about Angela Merkel’s life and political career up until how she reacted to the financial crash of 2008. In this episode, we will discover about the time the EU was on the verge of a new crisis because of Greece’s instability.

Published on 21 October 2021 at 16:35

Emilia tells about the outgoing Chancellor’s holding back even though European leaders only had 72 hours to prevent it, about her stating that “Germany can’t do well if Europe doesn’t”, about her key alliance with French president NicoIlas Sarkozy in Brussels against the likes of Greek and Italian prime ministers George Papandreou and Silvio Berlusconi.

The guests featured in this episode are Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019, previously President of the Eurogroup and Luxembourg’s longest serving Prime Minister; Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019 and leader of the Official Opposition since then; François Hollande, President of France from 2012 to 2017, previously First Secretary of the Socialist Party; Judy Dempsey, journalist and senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and Florence Autret, journalist and author of Angela Merkel. Une Allemande (presque) comme les autres.


🎧 Listen to Financial Crash and Angie: the Reluctant European, the sixth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Bundeskanzlerin, the fifth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angela Merkel, the Snow White Killer, the fourth episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Merkel in a men’s world?, the third episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Where was Angela Merkel when the Wall fell?, the second episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angie Kasner, a young girl stuck between East and West Germany, the first episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

🎧 Listen to Angie and I, the pilot episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.

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