Summertime is vacation time – and that also applies to the politicians in this country. But for Angela Merkel, the vacation in 2020 looks a little different than usual.
- Summer is here and with it the vacation time.
- The politicians are certainly longing for a break – especially in times of the corona pandemic.
- But for Chancellor Angela Merkel, this year’s vacation looks different than usual.
Berlin – After months of emergency caused by the coronavirus *, the Bundestag and Bundesrat entered the parliamentary summer break went. Many politicians are in the vacation. But also for politicians the choice of potential vacation destinations is based on pandemic travel warnings, Border closings and entry regulations * depending on the respective countries are limited. Also for Chancellor Angela Merkel the 2020 vacation won’t look like usual.
Angela Merkel: These are the Chancellor’s vacation plans during the corona pandemic
It is certainly no secret that Angela Merkel traditionally like to spend their summer vacation together with her husband Joachim Sauer * Sulden spends. The village in the South Tyrolean mountains welcomes the Chancellor as a guest every year on her vacation. Until recently, it looked as if the Federal Chancellor would also be welcomed this year in South Tyrol *. Merkel already had in June ZDF reveal which country is their destination for their summer vacation: “Germany.” However, it was not more specific at the time. However, it is now clear what plans Merkel actually has. Instead of vacation, there are business trips.
Angela Merkel: Business trip instead of time off? – The vacation plans for 2020 are completely different
Almost four weeks ago, Angela Merkel was in Bavaria and promised during her meeting with Prime Minister Markus Söder that she would also accept invitations from other federal states. Said and done. The Chancellor will travel to Germany on Tuesday (August 18) Dusseldorf and met the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet.
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Will on Thursday (August 20th) Angela Merkel then, like that, among other things ZDF reported, the most famous faces of the so-called Fridays For Future Movement in Berlin to meet. The face of the movement, whose main concern is climate protection, is also involved: Greta Thunberg *.
On the same day, the Chancellor is said to be France’s head of state Emmanuel Macron in his presidential residence Fort de Brégançon visit in the Mediterranean. The government spokesman announced Steffen Seibert on Friday (August 14th) in Berlin. Macron is currently on vacation in the Mediterranean with his wife Brigitte.
It is still unclear which topics will be addressed here. In any case, the current time offers enough topics – with the exception of the corona pandemic and research * on a vaccine. So the situation in the Lebanon as in Libya be thematized. Also the dispute between the Turkey and Greece can become a topic of conversation. (mbr) * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen network