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Summary

Horst Koehler (born as Horst Köhler in Skierbieszów, Poland) is a famous Statesman from Germany, he is 76 years old and still alive, born February 22, 1943.

Biography

Horst Köhler is a German economist and politician (CDU). He was President of Germany from 1 July 2004 to 31 May 2010. Before he was president, he had made ​​a career both in political life, private sector and civil servant, and included the head of the International Money Fund (IMF) from 2000 to 2004.

From 1990 to 1993, Köhler State Secretary at the German Finance Ministry. He was responsible for financial and economic relations, and was thus dealer in connection with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, and also worked on preparing the G7 meetings Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

He was then chairman of the Association of German Savings Banks, Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband, until 1998, when he became president of the European bank for reconstruction and development based in London. In 2000 he was appointed director of the International Monetary Fund, and chairman of its executive committee, and moved to Washington. He was proposed by the coalition government Schröder after their original candidate Caio Koch-Weser was rejected by the United States. He retained these positions until he retired 4 March 2004, after he had been nominated as the Conservative candidate for the FDPs and the German presidency.

He was elected president of Germany's Federal Assembly of 604 of 1205 votes of the Social Democratic rival candidate Gesine Schwan on 23 May 2004, and was inaugurated on 1 July.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by Horst.

Related authors: Helmut Kohl, Bono

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_Koehler

Famous quotes by Horst Koehler (12)


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"Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom"
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"Korea's early repayment of the full amount of loans from the IMF is a major milestone"
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"It is particularly moving, and I can say this also as a Protestant Christian, that a German - one of us - has been made Pope"
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"It is just not enough to strengthen the secret services for the fight against terrorism but it's also necessary to advance dialogue between cultures"
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"In my view, the humanity of our world can be measured against the fate of Africa"
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"If we know where we want to go, then even a stony road is bearable"
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"I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient"
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"I am convinced we shall succeed. I have faith in this country, because I have faith in its people"
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"Germany's fate is decided first and foremost in Europe. Reconciliation and cooperation in Europe have brought us freedom, peace and prosperity. Who would have dared to believe so much 50 years ago?"
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"Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic"
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"After a Polish Pope, whose country was first to be invaded by the Germans in World War Two, we now have someone from the generation drafted at the close of the war"
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"A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples - in particular the United States of America - fought so that we Germans could live in liberty. That we should never forget"


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