German Chancellor Angela Merkel has really been grabbing the headlines lately, attracting attention for the way she has used German's time at the helm of the EU presidency to revive the rejected EU constitution. She also seems to be laying out an ambitious plan for Europe's future. Her address today in Davos at the World Economic Forum was the latest example. Take a look at this article from The Australian:
The British might say she is the most important female head of state since Maggie Thatcher. But whereas Thatcher changed Britain, Merkel plans to change
I found this picture of Merkel in a Darth Vader outfit on some German website by the way. I have no idea what the context is, but I think it's hysterical. I'm just getting to know Ms. Merkel really, but I have a feeling she's going to make her mark on Europe in a big way during her time as Germany's leader.