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Germany’s Chancellor Merkel Opens The European Hanseatic Museum

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Germany – European Hanseatic Museum

28 May 2015

Model for European cooperation

Chancellor Merkel has opened together with numerous guests, the European Hanseatic Museum in Lübeck. Thus did the Hanseatic city “a new gem,” Merkel said. They underlined the importance of identity and unifying activity of the Hanseatic League for the community in today’s Europe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech at the opening of the European Hanseatic Museum in Lübeck.

We benefit today from the Hanse, the Chancellor stressed at the opening of the museum.

It was a date on which the Chancellor was particularly pleased to come: Together with Prime Minister Albig and around 500 other guests she gave on Wednesday the start of a journey into the past of the Northern European long-distance trade federation.

In an interactive exhibition experience, the European Hanseatic Museum traces the rise and decline of the once dominant economic power in northern Europe.

The European Hanseatic Museum is the world’s largest museum on the history of the Hanseatic League. It includes a newly developed archaeological site and a restored castle monastery. The cost of building the house, around 50 million euros, takes largely the Lübeck-based Possehl-Stiftung. For the public, the museum is open on 30 May.

Community benefits do not outweigh the costs on

“The Hanse was the first major successful business network in Europe, he had the longest stock:. For more than half a millennium,” said the Chancellor in her speech . And added with a wink: “When you think of half a millennium. We celebrated 50 years Treaty of Rome not long ago; the European Union must therefore make an effort even”

The Hanse did extends across national and state borders. The members have a cross-border thinking and acting. The exchange took place not only in trade and finance, but also in matters of jurisdiction, and in the cultural life. “We benefit today from it,” said the Chancellor.

The European cooperation is based today on these roots. “We have again a common economic space, we are pooling our interests, we build consensus and solidarity, we rely on self-responsibility and co-responsibility. This allows us to build on the central experience of the Hanseatic League, that together we are stronger and longer reach for all, as if everyone would act for itself This is sometimes lengthy, which is often uncomfortable, but that was in the Hanseatic League as the end, we can now say:.. The benefits do not outweigh the effort again and again, “said Merkel.

Look in dialogue forward

“Solutions if they are to endure, can only be found in dialogue”, stated the Chancellor. The turn dialogue live by the will and the ability to compromise. Both may be borne by the awareness of what unites one.

One was clear she stressed: “If Europe speaks with one voice, it brings his interests and beliefs and world better hearing – then we can bring us better in shaping the world of tomorrow.”

This, too, is a major concern of the European Hanseatic Museum. “Because this museum also offers space to concentrate on looking forward. I think that’s very important,” stressed Merkel.”The so-called Hanse Labor invites, inter alia, to deal with issues of a future world economic order.”

Flying visit to the Willy-Brandt-Haus

Following the opening of Museum in Lübeck, the Chancellor took the opportunity to visit the Willy-Brandt-Haus. There she came to a tour of the exhibition spaces with students this week.

The Willy-Brandt-Haus Museum and Memorial is at the same time and belongs to the “Forum Willy Brandt” Berlin in the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation, one of the five politicians memorial foundations .

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