Words matter. These are the best Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I have to do my work as party leader and that’s what I’m concentrating on.
There are also parties in Germany that support leaving the E.U. Everyone can see in the example of Britain what consequences that would have.
Europe – and in particular Germany – must assume more responsibility. We must be ready to take on this responsibility and that has consequences domestically. That means, for example, we must be ready to spend more money on defense at home and abroad.
My life won’t be ruined if I don’t achieve all of my political goals.
The strength of Europe at the end of the day has always been that we stuck together and that demands a great amount – probably even more so than in the past – of discussions, of balancing, of bringing along individual countries.
It should be clear to everyone what happens when the populists can set the agenda.
You don’t restore people’s faith in law and order with shrill tones, but with real policies.
That the CDU has different political views on the topic of redistribution, on the topic of uniform social standards… than the French have, that is nothing new.
When it comes to me, I can rule out that I am scheming for a change.
I think people see me as authentic, just like I am, with my ideas, my style of doing politics.
I learned what it is to lead – and above all learnt that leadership is more about being strong on the inside than being loud on the outside.
I support social market economy. But it only works if there is fair competition.
European centralism, European statism, the communitization of sovereign debt, a Europeanization of social systems and of the minimum wage would be the wrong way.
I have the feeling we are the most uptight nation that ever walked this earth.
Freedom of opinion is a valuable asset in a democracy.
I am a big fan of the following priorities: first the country, then the party and then the person. I believe that this gives credibility and I want to be credible.
There will certainly be times when Merkel and I will have opposing viewpoints. Just the fact that government work adheres to a different set of prerogatives than a party does makes conflicts unavoidable.
I am convinced that we need a stronger Europe that acts in a common agreement on the most crucial issues. For me these are safety, defense, innovation and the aim to maintain our well being.
It’s hard to pigeonhole me.
Spain is an example of how hard it is for a conservative party to campaign for elections if the suspicion is fueled that it wants to go into a coalition with the extreme right.
For a long time, perhaps too long, we believed that the world around us would become more and more peaceful, and the order more stable.
We have to acknowledge and discuss with citizens that Germany needs to take on more responsibility. One of the questions is, ‘Can we keep a functioning international order?’
There are high hurdles for expelling someone from a party, and with good reason.
We need strategic strength for our industry, technology and innovation, a sense of security for our European citizens and common foreign and security capabilities to defend our interests.
I have read a lot about what I am and who I am: ‘mini,’ a copy, simply ‘more of the same.’ Dear delegates, I stand before you as I am and as life made me and I am proud of that.
But I stand here as my own person, as a mother of three, as a former interior minister, state leader, who has served this land for 18 years and who has learned what it means to lead. And that leadership has more to do with inner strength than how loud you talk.
Being a people’s party cannot mean being a kind of all-purpose political shop that offers something for everyone.
We made a clear commitment to NATO’s two percent goal. I know that we can’t get there from one day to the next, but I’m just as clear on the fact that we must get there in the end.
We have to be strong in ourselves. Whoever defines themselves only through their opponents risks making their entire programme… dependent on others.
For me there is no conservative and liberal party, not one that is pro-economy or pro-workers, not one for the East and one for the West. For me, there is only the one union, the Christian Democratic Union, that is our family.