Germany: A Nation to Emulate

Time Magazine has published the 2011 TIME 100 List. The 100 most influential people in the world, from artists to activits, reformers to researcher, heads of state and captains of industry. And Germany’s Angela Merkel is on it.

Read what Time Magazine had to say:  “As the first woman leader of a major continental European power, Angela Merkel has used her extraordinary talents to maintain the delicate balance of Germany’s grand coalition. These talents were put to use in jump-starting Europe’s economy, which was in a slump when she took power in 2005. Alongside French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who shares her taste for decisive political action, commitment and hard work, Merkel, 56, worked tirelessly to steer Europe through the financial crisis. Her personal style combined with Germany’s search for consensus has earned her country great influence around the world. It’s a topic her natural reticence doesn’t allow her to expand on, but that’s the Merkel method for you: a spirit of compromise in the service of a genuine ambition — and fed by a desire for openness. Under her, Germany has once again become a nation to emulate. “

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the Millennium Development Goals summit on September 21, 2010 in New York City. Approximately 140 world leaders will attend the Millennium Development Goals summit, a three-day conference on ending global poverty, hunger and disease within the next five years. This week will also see the annual United Nations General Assembly convene. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)