Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a speech in defense of a UN agreement on migration and accused its opponents of “nationalism,” while apparently criticizing US President Donald Trump over his immigration policies.
Angela Merkel set off on what could be a three-year countdown to the end of her leadership of Germany, a stint that has made her the European Union’s longest-serving leader and a key figure in facing the continent’s many crises.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bruised by half a year of post-election coalition haggling, was Wednesday narrowly confirmed by parliament to her fourth and likely final term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.
A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated that the German leader is still very supportive of strong trans-Atlantic ties, saying her recent suggestion that the EU can no longer rely on the United States was merely meant to highlight differences on certain issues.
Germany's Angela Merkel told leading members of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) on Sunday that she wants to run for a fourth term as chancellor in next year's election, senior party sources told Reuters on Sunday.