German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) talks with then German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel during a debate ahead of a vote on a third bailout for debt-mired Greece at the German lower house of parliament in Berlin in August 2015. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) talks with then German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel during a debate ahead of a vote on a third bailout for debt-mired Greece at the German lower house of parliament in Berlin in August 2015. Photo: AFP
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

As Angela Merkel prepares to bow out, who will hold the euro zone together?

  • With growing discord over wealth disparities, hostility towards Brussels over the bungled Covid-19 vaccine roll-out and populist tendencies bubbling under the surface, there is a palpable sense of political divisions opening up again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) talks with then German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel during a debate ahead of a vote on a third bailout for debt-mired Greece at the German lower house of parliament in Berlin in August 2015. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) talks with then German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel during a debate ahead of a vote on a third bailout for debt-mired Greece at the German lower house of parliament in Berlin in August 2015. Photo: AFP
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