LEADER OF CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC UNION PARTY ANGELA MERKEL ADDRESSES NEWS
CONFERENCE IN BERLIN.
Angela Merkel, leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union
party addresses a news conference in Berlin July 7, 2003. The slogan in
the background reads 'better'. Merkel said the conservative CDU's
leadership had voted unanimously to give conditional backing to
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's plan for accelerated tax cuts.