WOLFGANG SCHAUBLE, PRESIDENT OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT

Wolfgang Schäuble, the former German finance minister, was this Tuesday elected president of the German Federal Parliament. In his speech he pointed out: We are elected from the middle of the people. It depends on which way we deputize for the citizens in freedom and rule of law and embed it into global relationship. We must recognize ourselves, we must remain ourselves without isolation. Growing expectations offer a chance. The way we accept majorities and the style of our debate culture shall become a model for our people.