Wednesday, 22. May 2013 - 11:05
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Fixing the Euro's troubles should be child's play for German chancellor Angela Merkel - now she's been turned into a model by toymakers Playmobil.
The figure was handed to one of her political allies Horst Seehofer when he visited the firm's factory in Zirndorf, Bavaria.
And Greek fans will notice that he three inch high mini-Merkel comes complete with grasping hands.
Although the figure's smile isn't quite how most of her EU rivals remember her, and her physique has certainly been given the odd trim, one expert said: "You can see instantly who it's supposed to be which is the genius of these models."
Wily political negotiator Seehofer - Bavaria's Minister-President - is often said to have the Chancellor in his pocket.
"Now he can make that come true," laughed one aide.
"This is strictly a one off for Mr Seehofer.
"But if there's enough demand, who knows?" said one Playmobil executive.
Tragic Ski Girl Dies
A 10-year-old British schoolgirl has died after skiing into a tree at high speed during a family holiday tragedy in the Austrian Alps.
Police chiefs in Hamburg, Germany, are celebrating after new crime figures showed there wasn't a single bank robbery in the city last year.
Chinese property developers who've been thwarted in a bid to buy up an entire Austrian village have settled on the next best thing - an entire life-sized replica.
Austrian children help Romanian kids
A charity project run by the middle school in Hippach has been recognised with an award for its social work by officials in Tyrol.
Mother kills disabled daughter because she couldnt take care of her any longer
A Romanian woman killed her 8 year-old disabled daughter on Wednesday (yesterday)because she couldn't pay for her care, Libertatea newspaper reports.
Policeman accused of sex with the son of his girlfriend
A Policeman from Vulcan, Western Romania is currently being investigated for having sex with a minor, the son of his girlfriend, Cancan newspaper informs today (Thurs).
Serial killer survivor walks away alive after fall
An 85 year-old woman who survived the most cruel and notorious serial killer in Romania some 40 years ago, recently fell from the first floor of her apartment building and she walked away safe and sound, Cancan newspaper reports today (Thurs).
The son of Qatar Airlines BA beaten up in Romania
The son of the Board of Administration of Qatar Airlines Akbar Al Baker, was beaten up over the weekend at the launching party of a posh club in Mamaia, at the Romanian Black Sea shore, Cancan newspaper reports.
Majority starts presidentís suspension procedures
A day after the Social Liberal Union (USL) legislators dismissed with a large majority of votes the two Speakers of the Parliament, the Union started today the procedures for the suspension and possible impeachment of President Traian Basescu. This is the second time when the Parliament asks for Basescuís suspension.
Some 177 Roma repatriated by French authorities to Romania
Some 177 Romanian citizens of Roma origin were repatriated on Tuesday night from Lille, France, Romania TV news channel informs today (Weds).
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