Angela Merkel stoneware toby jug produced by Peter Meanley of Bangor, Ireland, in 2013. Angela Dorothea Merkel (1954- ) is a German former politician and scientist who served as chancellor of Germany from 2005 to 2021. A member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), she previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018. Merkel was the first female chancellor of Germany. During her chancellorship, Merkel was frequently referred to as the de facto leader of the European Union (EU) and the most powerful woman in the world. Beginning in 2016, she was often described as the leader of the free world. This is one of eight toby jugs in the 2013 G8 Leaders Series that Meanley created to present to the eight leaders during their summit in Northern Ireland. Photo courtesy of Bob Moores.
2013 G8 Leaders Series