EU commissioner backs Merkel

15th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

15 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — A victory for Angela Merkel over Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the general election on Sunday would be good for Germany and for Europe, according to EU Competition commissioner Nelie Kroes.

15 September 2005


AMSTERDAM — A victory for Angela Merkel over Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the general election on Sunday would be good for Germany and for Europe, according to EU Competition commissioner Nelie Kroes.

Writing in Dutch newspaper 'Trouw', Kroes claimed that women are in general better communicators than men.

The EU Commissioner from the Netherlands suggested a female chancellor could introduce more effecient, but less formal managerial relationships in Berlin. A government led by Merkel would introduce "passion in place of chilliness," Kroes wrote.

Such a change at the highest level of such an important country would have a positive impact on society in Germany and on the rest of Europe, she said.

Not only would this be a welcome change, it is badly needed, according to the Competition commissioner.

She pointed to the long experience the UK - 'another important European country' - had with a female leader: Margaret Thatcher.


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Subject: Dutch News + German news

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