Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected as Chancellor during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in Berlin December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated after she was re-elected during a meeting in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament 

French President Francois Hollande greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris. European leaders are to discuss the continent's youth unemployment crisis amid concerns that the despair of nearly 6 million jobless is feeding into mounting social tensions and populism.

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French president François Hollande greets German chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Élysée Palace, in Paris. European leaders are to discuss the continent’s youth unemployment crisis amid concerns that the despair of nearly 6m jobless is feeding into mounting social tensions and populism.

The chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union  Party, CDU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the Social Democratic Party's, SPD, headquarters for coalition talks in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Following the Sept. 22 national elections Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian parties' bloc are negotiating the second week to form a coalition with the Social Democratic Party.

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German chancellor Angela Merkel, chairman of the Christian Democratic Union party, arrives at the Social Democratic party’s headquarters in Berlin for coalition talks. Following national elections Ms Merkel and her Christian parties’ bloc are negotiating to form a coalition with the Social Democratics. 

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, right, gestures while speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Migration, as well as an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit, will top the agenda in Friday's meeting of EU leaders.

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Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister, makes a point while speaking to Angela Merkel, German chancellor, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday. Migration, as well as an forthcoming Eastern Partnership summit, were expected to top the agenda at the summit. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) i...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2ndR) is greeted by French President Francois Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a EU summit on October 24, 2013. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reportedly the target of US snooping on her mobile phone, said on October 24 that such conduct between friends was unacceptable.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / Michel EulerMICHEL EULER/AFP/Getty Images

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German chancellor Angela Merkel is greeted by French president François Hollande prior to their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels 

Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural   'Surveillance of the fittest' at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to ìall open questionsî about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkelís cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasnít denied past snooping.

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Artists A Signl (left) and B Shanti (second from right), of the artist group Captain Borderline, paint a mural “Surveillance of the Fittest” on a wall in Cologne, Germany, to draw attention to the spying programme of the US intelligence services 

A road sign with graffiti reading "Angie's Massage Bunker" is pictured at the square in front of the Reichstag building

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A road sign with graffiti reading “Angie’s Massage Bunker” faces the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin

Angela Merkel...German Chancellor Angela Merkel chairwoman of the Christian Democratic party CDU arrives for preliminary talks after last month' election on forming Germany's next government, in Berlin, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The two parties CDU and CSU that make up the conservative Union bloc and the SPD are expected to discuss how much common ground there is to create a "grand coalition" like the one that governed Germany during Merkel's first term from 2005 to 2009.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the Christian Democratic party CDU, arrives in Berlin for preliminary talks on forming Germany’s next government. The two parties – CDU and CSU – that make up the conservative Union bloc and the SPD are expected to discuss how much common ground there is to create a “grand coalition” like the one that governed Germany during Ms Merkel’s first term. 

Bavarian state Premier Seehofer and German Chancellor Merkel hug before parliamentary group meeting of CDU and CSU in Berlin...Bavarian state Premier Horst Seehofer and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Chirstian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) in Berlin September 24, 2013.

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Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer and German chancellor Angela Merkel hug before a parliamentary group meeting of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union in Berlin 

Supporters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) hold placards with the nickname of German Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel at an election campaign event of the CDU  in Fulda, Germany, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Merkel, the leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party and top candidate of her party will be challenged by Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate Peer Steinbrueck at Germany's general elections on Sept. 22, 2013

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Supporters of Angela Merkel show their support for the German chancellor at an election campaign event for the Christian Democratic Union in Fulda, Germany, on Thursday