At a summit of European leaders she chided the United States for this privacy breech, saying that "Spying among friends is never acceptable." Later reports revealed that the NSA may have been surveilling Merkel since 2002.
Until September 30 the 249 member organisations of the European Movement Germany (EMG) were asked to turn in their proposals.
German stateswoman and chancellor Angela Merkel was born Angela Dorothea Kasner on July 17, 1954, in Hamburg, Germany.
The daughter of a Lutheran pastor and teacher who moved his family east to pursue his theology studies, Merkel grew up in a rural area north of Berlin in the then German Democratic Republic.
With the “Women of Europe Award – Germany” the European Movement Germany honours women who engage in courageous, creative or obstinately ways on a civic society level and who in a special manner pave the way for a strong consolidation of a unified Europe.
Angela Dorothea Kasner, better known as Angela Merkel, was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954.