Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 | 10:31 | SYDNEY
Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 | 10:31 | SYDNEY

The day Angela Merkel, TIME's Person of the Year 2015, called out Vladimir Putin



10 December 2015 10:30

TIME Magazine has named Angela Merkel  Person of the Year 2015

. To mark the occasion, we revisit the 2014 Lowy Lecture she gave in Sydney just over a year ago, a speech described soon after by The Guardian (UK) as a 'major shift in European geo-politics.' A sharp choice of words marked a departure for the normally cautious German Chancellor. 'Who would have thought it possible that 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall . . . something like this could happen in the middle of Europe?' she said, adding Mr Putin’s escapades in Ukraine called 'the whole of the European peaceful order into question'.

You may also be interested in...