Angela Merkel is Chancellor of Germany. (March 2014)


On ‘Freedom and Security’

President Barack Obama showing his Blackberry to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor ­Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the G8 Summit, Huntsville, Ontario, June 2010
Trust is the basis for peace and friendship between peoples. Even more, trust is the basis for the cooperation of allied nations. When we proceed as if the ends justify the means, when we do everything that is technologically possible, we damage trust; we sow mistrust. In the end there is less, not more, security.