European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and members of the European Council pose for a family photo during a face-to-face EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and members of the European Council pose for a family photo during a face-to-face EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

Angela Merkel bids a fond ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ at likely final EU summit

  • Leaders hail the outgoing German chancellor as a ‘monument’ and ‘compromise machine’ as she prepares to depart after nearly 16 years at the helm
  • Merkel says she will ‘sleep easy’ with Olaf Scholz expected to take over, but admits ‘the challenges for my successor are large’

Topic |   Angela Merkel
European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and members of the European Council pose for a family photo during a face-to-face EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and members of the European Council pose for a family photo during a face-to-face EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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