“The challenges of our time, we will only be overcome if we stick together and with others across borders to work together,” said Merkel in her new year’s address. Values such as openness, tolerance, and respect would have made the country strong “for you, we need to work together”.

The livelihoods of the people are vulnerable – “in the comprehensive sense,” continued the Chancellor. She mentioned the climate change also the “control and regulation of Migration” as well as the fight against international terrorism as the most urgent tasks. “In our own interest we want to solve all these questions, and we can do that best if we get said, the interests of others, considering,” said Merkel in her new year’s address, and referred to “the lesson of two world of the last century”.

“stand up, argue, fight,”

Because this Belief is not shared today by all and “certainties of international cooperation” under pressure, should Germany stand up for his Beliefs “more strongly, argue, fight,” and take on more responsibility. The Federal Republic will work in the UN security Council for global solutions. Germany takes over starting in January for two years, a seat on the Board.

Merkel defended in her speech, also their decision, according to the current legislature, no political office. “Democracy thrives on the exchange and we all are in time,” she said. Public servants would have to “check” what they could do personally for the cohesion of the country. The have you done.

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