Schlagwort: Minister of Defense

In farewell address, outgoing German defense minister lashes out at European allies (adding alternative translation)

It was a surprise when German chancellor Angela Merkel last December chose Ursula von der Leyen, up to then minister of labour in her previous conservative-liberal government, as the first female German minister of defense in her new ‚grand coalition‘ cabinet. Predecessor Thomas de Maizière (pictured above with von der Leyen and German chief of defense Gen. Volker Wieker) returned to the ministry of interior, a post he had held previously. On Januar 8, the new minister, the defense ministry