Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany 2005 – present, chancellor is another word for PM. Most powerful women is the world. 4 th biggest economy in the world. Center right conservative. Socially liberal. Most powerful country in EU/EU union. Banking. She make the rules. EU – recession since 2008. Austerity – balance budget. Money up north. j. Greek bankrupt – tension with german on bankrupt. k. Mariano Rajoy PM of Spain conservative center right. l. Matteo renzi PM of Italy 2014 – present youngest since musonili. Center left. m. Greece – alexis Tsipras 2015 – present. Communist youth member. Further left. Youngest since 1800. Anti Germany eu. n. Bolivia and Syria refugee broke out in the last 5 years. Immigration issue in EU. Germany chancellor wanted to help refugees. That’s why UK wanted to leave. Anti-immigration nationalists overtake merkel’s party in Germany state vote o. Francois hallande president of france 2012 to present center left, anti austerity. Most liberal society on the planet earth. 2 nd class citizen for refugees. p. Jan 2015, Charlie Hebdo Islamic extremist. q. Nov 2015. r. July 2015 bastille day attack. s. All of these raise a significant rise of center right parties in France. t. EU 3 – uk, Germany, france. 3 most important power play u. Putin – president of Russia. Former kgb (CIA secret police). Black belt in zudo. World manliest man. Conservative right. Most popular politician in house. 2 nd president since 2000.
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