Emilia has already delved into every detail of Merkel’s life and political career up until her reaction to the Greek sovereign debt crisis. As we will discover in this episode, before she could catch her breath, Merkel was faced with yet another challenge, one that would make her enter history: a consistent surge in migratory flows.
Emilia will tell us about Merkel being in favour of a common European asylum system and about her making sure that no more walls prevented freedom of movement. We will discover all about her famous words “Wir Schaffen das” and understand whether the far right anti-EU party AfD got more popular just because of Merkel’s choices.
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; Florence Autret, journalist and author of Angela Merkel. Une Allemande (presque) comme les autres, and Joyce Mushaben, political scientist, former Professor at Georgetown University and author of Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic.
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🎧 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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