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My question to Angela Merkel


Angela Merkel, Europe’s most influential personality in the 21st century is getting ready to give up power. Emilia, Berlin correspondent for a European media company, has been selected to take part in a panel of journalists and will ask Merkel one question. But which question? She proceeds with an investigation and interviews to find THE exact right question.

My question to Angela Merkel is a documentary podcast. The journalistic investigation relies on exhaustive research and exclusive testimonies coming from several European personalities (Alexis Tsipras, François Hollande, Jean Claude Juncker, etc). A smaller fictional picture is created to present a greater factual history.

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Episode 10 - Angie and us
Nov 12 2021
Episode 10 - Angie and us
The journey is about to end. Emilia has already walked us through the most pivotal moments of Angela Merkel’s life and political career, including her reaction to the financial crash, the Greek sovereign debt crisis and the rise in migration flows in Europe. However, before deciding on which question to ask Merkel, she also wants to reflect on the way her departure will change politics both in Germany and in the EU. Emilia will tell us about Merkel’s 180° U-turn on the question of European debt. She will share with us the kind words of Alexis Tspiras on her legacy. She will explain to us why she thinks that Angela Merkel is the perfect image of what Europe is today. 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”.To learn more about German foreign policy after Angela Merkel leaves office, check out the podcast of our podcast partner, the International Crisis Group. You can find it on their channels: you can also find it on EuroPod: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Bonus episode by Crisis Group : German Foreign Policy After Merkel
Nov 25 2021
Bonus episode by Crisis Group : German Foreign Policy After Merkel
This episode bonus of "my question to Angela Merkel" is part of the series War & Peace, by the International Crisis Group, EuroPod's partner. After sixteen years at Europe’s helm, Angela Merkel is stepping down from power. The federal election in September also marked an end to the long-term hold her political party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), had had over German politics. Merkel’s likely successor, Olaf Scholz, is now looking to forge a “traffic light coalition” between his Social Democratic Party (the SPD, whose trademark colour is red), the Greens and the Liberals (yellow). While Scholz and his allies have made ambitious commitments to modernise Germany, it remains unclear what, if anything, this portends for foreign policy. Foreign affairs have so far taken the back seat during coalition negotiations, eclipsed by domestic concerns. Still, Germany’s new chancellor will be forced, however reluctantly, to contend with tremendous geopolitical shifts on the continent and further away. This week on War & Peace, Hugh and Olga are joined by Jana Puglierin, Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Berlin Office, to make sense of Germany’s future under a new chancellor. They discuss the deprioritisation of foreign policy, possible sticking points between coalition members, the future of the transatlantic alliance with the United States, and increasingly bitter relations with Russia, Turkey and China. They ask whether Scholz’s chancellorship will chart a new course for Europe, and how Germany and the continent are poised to contend with a world of great-power competition. For more information, explore Crisis Group’s work on Europe and its neighbours by checking out the regional pages on the left-hand side of our website. You can follow Jana’s work on the ECFR website.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.