Ukraine’s government may have survived a no-confidence vote in parliament but thousands of protestors are continuing to demonstrate for closer ties to Western Europe. Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich decided to give into pressure from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and not sign a partnership agreement with the EU. Is Brussels doing enough to present a credible alternative to Moscow?
Marion Ackermann is director of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. She is the only woman to head a major German museum. She has a PhD in art history and is said to be in the running for the job of director at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She is 41 years old and has four children. She takes Talking Germany behind the scenes at her museum.
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