You have participated in 107 of the 214 meetings of the European Council since its start. Thanks for your experience, your wisdom and your ability to focus on the essential. Dankeschön dear Angela.
European leaders heaped praise on German Chancellor Angela Merkel today as she participated in her last EU summit after a 16-year reign
Stepping down after 16 years in office with 80% approval ratings. Who compares as best 21st century global leader? We will miss Angela Merkel.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "Nobody likes to hear this but it is the truth. We are not living through the final phase of this crisis, we are still at its beginning. We will still have to live with this virus for a long time.”