Albrecht Müller

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Person.png Albrecht Müller  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(journalist)
Born16. May 1938
Heidelberg
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Mannheim, Free University of Berlin, University of Munich, Nottingham University
InterestsWilly Brandt


 

A Quote by Albrecht Müller

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Ursula von der Leyen“As Federal Defense Minister, Von der Leyen behaved as the US President wanted when he called for increase in military spending: higher military budgets, increased armaments instead of disarmament. And although this minister got into trouble because of her high spending on consulting firms and various personnel decisions and was anything but a role model, she became President of the EU Commission. That is a key function and it is important for the US.

The decision for von der Leyen happened quietly backstage. No sensible person can explain why she was given this important office. A partial explanation is that she had the support of important countries from Eastern Europe. The United States has a great influence on these states.

In the first major critical case, Von der Leyen immediately and unequivocally represented the US position, where she said Iran itself is to be blamed for the confrontation in the Middle East and for the execution of the Iranian general. With her, the United States can probably also stake a claim on other occasions and play a key role in shaping the internal structure of the European Union. Ursula von der Leyen is the perfect example of an "agent of influence".”
2 January 2021


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