Wilfried Martens - Europe: I Struggle, I Overcome Foreword by Angela Merkel Wilfried Martens has devoted his entire life to politics: as student leader, youth activist, President of the Flemish Christian Democrats, Prime Minister of Belgium, President of the European People's Party and European statesman. In his autobiography Martens offers the inside story on running a complex country like Belgium, fighting for European integration and unification, and transforming the European People's Party into a strong, united centre-right movement and leading European political family. Above all, this is a book about the intricacies of European politics and its guiding ideas, values and principles. TOC:From the contents A Life in Politics.- Childhood and Youth.- President of the (Youth of the) Flemish Christian Democrats.- Being Prime Minister in Belgium.- Reform Politics of the 1980s.- Foreign Policy.- First Period as EPP President.- Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.- EPP President from 1999 until 2003.- Eastern Enlargement.- EPP President from 2004 until 2007.- The Future of Politics.
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