Letter from Germany: When it comes to human rights, Merkel means business

By Judy Dempsey
International Herald Tribune

August 31, 2007

When Angela Merkel was elected chancellor in 2005, she made freedom a main theme of her domestic and foreign policy, although her advisers – and critics – were unsure how such a philosophy would be implemented. Two years on, she has shown them, at least in foreign policy…. more