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Slightly incorrect headline

Former Foreign Minister of Germany Comments [on] Moldova's Perspectives

Actually I know Meckel personally, and while he was indeed foreign minister for four and a half months, it was in the post-Communist government of East Germany, not of Germany as a whole!

(But I suppose any part of Germany is still Germany.)

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bellinghman
Oct. 12th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
I was going to guess it was headlinese - but it's repeated in the body text.
nwhyte
Oct. 12th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Meckel is a terribly modest chap who never presents himself as anything more than a member of the Bundestag who happens to be on the foreign policy committee. My bet would be that someone else had done a bit of background research on him and then briefed the journalist who was only half listening.

The Romanian original has him as just 'Un Politician German' in the headline but describes him as 'fost ministru al afacerilor externe al Germaniei' with no mention of which part of 'Germania' it may have been.
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