“No matter what, Germany’s future is bound.” – Angela Merkel, The Telegraph, 2 January 2018.
“Twenty-seven countries in Europe must be impelled more strongly than ever to remain a community. … That will be the decisive question of the next few years. Germany and France want to work together to make it succeed.” – Angela Merkel, Live Mint, 31 december 2017.
“I am committed to this mission — and also especially the work to quickly establish a stable government for Germany in the new year.” – Angela Merkel, Xinhua, 31 December 2017.
“Both are realities in our country: success and confidence, but also fears and doubts, … Both are sources of motivation for me.” – Angela Merkel, Live Mint, 31 december 2017.
“It will be about whether we Europeans in the global and digital world express our values in solidarity and self-assurance both internally and externally, and whether we work for an economically successful and fair Europe and consequently for the protection of our external borders as well as for the security of Europe citizens.” – Angela Merkel, Xinhuanet, 31 december 2017.
“We will find a common solution, because it is crucial for Europe, … the will is there, that’s the deciding factor.” – Angela Merkel, Deutsche Welle, 15 December 2017.
“Our goal for 2020 is ambitious, … Now, at the end of 2017, we know that we have quite a way to go till then.” – Angela Merkel, Deutsche Welle, 20 November 2017.