Angela Merkel is Person of the Year

Chancellor Angela Merkel

Time Magazine has been honouring influential people since 1927. (© picture-alliance/dpa)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2015. Merkel has shown strong leadership during the euro, Ukraine and refugee crises, the magazine wrote explaining its decision. The chancellor’s commitment to Western values is exemplary, some commentators observe. Others take the view that she has misjudged the refugee crisis.



The he Daily Telegraph – United Kingdom writes:

Angela Merkel, Person of the Year? Eine Katastrophe, more like

The German leader just named ‘Chancellor of the Free World’ by Time Magazine has actually seen her reputation and popularity take a hammeriing in 2015

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