Merkel named "person of year" by British newspaper

The Times newspaper has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "person of the year" - for her "central role in preserving European stability."

Source: Tanjug
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This happened "at a time of resurgent Russian aggression in eastern Europe," said the paper.

Above all, the British daily recognized Merkel for "taking control of the west’s fraught negotiations with President Putin of Russia after his annexation of Crimea."

It further noted her "important role in establishing a dialogue between the west and Russia," in what was described as "the most dangerous geopolitical crisis since the Cold War."

"Merkel is a prominent European politician and one of the most influential women in the world," the Times said, running the story under the headline, "The woman we need in a world full of danger men."

In a year when the EU, NATO, and the UN Security Council "failed to adjust to escalating crises," while politicians did not succeed in confronting the threat of "rogue states and marauding armies" - only one leader stood out - and that is Merkel, according to the British daily.

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