He was a student at the time, researching issues of anti-Semitism, while leading the youth wing of the Christian Democratic Union
BARDO (TAP) - National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar underlined, when receiving on Tuesday afternoon at the Assembly deputy-chairman of Germany's Christian Democratic Union
(CDU) parliamentary group Andreas Schockenhoff, the need to strengthen the exchange and co-operation relations with the German Federal Republic to help in the success of Tunisia's democratic transition.
The speech put him at odds with his German counterpart Mrs Merkel, who told her Christian Democratic Union
party conference in Leipzig that the crisis meant the EU had to pull together and reform old treaties to form a tighter union.
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Germany's first female chancellor and Christian Democratic Union
leader Angela Merkel has been named the world's most powerful women by Forbes magazine.
Whoever says yes to building up renewable energies has to also say yes to building a new power grid," McAllister, a member of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union
, said on ARD television.
However, in a possible hint of flexibility, a senior lawmaker in Merkel's Christian Democratic Union
(CDU) party said Germany might be willing to support a cut in the cost of the Irish rescue package if Dublin raised its low corporate tax rate.
Merkel told a meeting of young members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union
that while immigrants were welcome in Germany, they must learn the language and accept the country's cultural norms.
Now, in recent elections in North-Rhine Westphalia, the Christian Democratic Union
of Merkel took a thrashing, falling 10 points below the CDU's 2005 vote, and losing the upper chamber of the German parliament.
Aygul Ozkan from Germany's Christian Democratic Union
has been assigned as minister for social affairs in Lower Saxony, becoming the first Turkish-descent politician ever to hold a ministerial post in a state in Germany.
After the election, it fell upon his FDP to form a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union
The Christian Democratic Union
have opposed it, claiming the country will become an "abortion tourism destination".
Initial results suggest a clear victory for Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union
(CDU) party, which received 33.