Apr 1 2013
Well, well! Who would have thought that the prim and proper looking German Chancellor would take to strolling along the beach with her friends, all naked as the day they were born.
But she did just that as an 18 yr old “Hippie”, in her native East Germany. Course, that was before the wall came tumbling down.
I wonder if she still wears those fury knickers?
Feeling the euro-crisis heat, Angela? ‘Merkiavelli’ pictured in her bathing gear as she takes a break from Cyprus chaos in Italy
- Mrs Merkel was snapped as she enjoyed a dip holidaying with her husband
- Follows weeks of protest in Cyprus, focused on the German leader
- The protests have been held over the terms of a euro zone rescue package
PUBLISHED: 11:54, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:41, 1 April 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attempted to escape the heat of the current eurozone crisis, by donning her swimming costume for a spot of relaxation on the Italian island of Ischia.
Mrs Merkel was snapped as she enjoyed a dip while holidaying with her husband at the Hotel Miramare on the island, which is famous for its thermal baths off the coast of Naples.
The chancellor’s holiday follows weeks of protest in Cyprus, focused on the German leader, over the terms of a euro zone rescue package for the island’s banks. It also comes as a senior Russian Cabinet member says his government won’t protect Russian depositors who are losing money in Cyprus but may offer assistance to some Russian state companies.
First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said in televised remarks that it would be a ‘great pity’ if Russians lose their money in Cyprus, but added that the Cabinet won’t take any action to soften the blow.
He added, however, that while his government sees no reason for offering any assistance to Cyprus, it may take unspecified action to help reduce the damage for Russian state companies.
Big depositors at Cyprus’ largest bank, including some Russians, may be forced to accept losses of up to 60 percent, far more than initially estimated under the European rescue package to save the country from bankruptcy.
Stefano Caldoro, president of the local Campania region, urged the Chancellor – nicknamed Merkiavelli for what some have dubbed her Machiavellian political tactics – to consider the impact of the current economic crisis during her Easter holiday, the Telegraph reports.
‘Here there are 10 young unemployed for every young one without work in Germany,’ Mr Caldoro said in a video message published by Italian media.
The video was entitled: ‘Welcome to our ever hospitable land Mrs Merkel. But now look around you’ and was aired with German subtitles.
In a strongly-worded message Mr Caldoro said Italians could not tolerate a ‘double-sided Europe’ nor anti-German sentiment.
‘But Chancellor Merkel should reflect: here is a stronger country that today enjoys the benefits of the crisis from others,’ he said. ‘And this is a Europe that cannot continue.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2302273/Feeling-euro-crisis-heat-Angela-Merkiavelli-pictured-bathing-gear-takes-break-Cyprus-chaos-Italy.html#ixzz2PEjVQelZ
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