German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to citizens on a growing international responsibility of Germany and a further structural change in the economy. To overcome challenges, set the Federal government on global cooperation, said the CDU-politician in on Sunday published new year’s speech.

“There is the fate of the climate change issue, the the control and regulation of Migration, since the fight against international terrorism. In our own interest we want to solve all these questions, and we can do that best if we said the interests of others, considering,“ said Merkel. In the speech, she also proposed self-critical tones.

you know that many citizens in the expiring year had very been at odds with the Federal government. “First, we have taken a long time to form a government, and as we had them, because there was a fight and a lot of preoccupation with ourselves,” she said. State servants should do all in their Power for the inner peace and the cohesion of the country.

“openness, tolerance, and respect”

“Germany will be starting tomorrow, for two years a member of the UN security Council, and for global solutions,” said Merkel. “We are increasing our funding for humanitarian aid and development assistance, but also our defense spending.” With a view to the economic development, the Chancellor stressed: “jobs, prosperity, and the foundations of our life, the Federal government is consistently the next steps in the process of structural change from traditional to new technologies and implementing its strategy for digital progress.”