Merkel: Europe Can No Longer ‘Count on Others’

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said European nations need to learn to rely on themselves in the face of Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump’s presidency. “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands,” she said at a campaign event in Bavaria, according to The Independent.

While stressing the importance of friendly relations with Britain and the U.S., she said “the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.” New developments in the world, including Trump’s presidency and Brexit, mean Europeans “have to fight for our own destiny,” she said.

Her comments come after a G7 summit in Sicily on Saturday, where Trump called U.S. participation in the 2015 Paris Deal into question, saying he’d need more time to decide whether the U.S. will commit to the pledge to cut carbon emissions. Merkel told reporters after a discussion on the matter that the talks were “very dissatisfying” due to the unanswered question on U.S. involvement. Read more at THE INDEPENDENT.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. And that should include a long immigration of as many Muslims want to come to the country and who cares what they do just blame it on somebody else

  2. Europe has already taken its destiny into its own hands – that is called collective suicide. Merkel, of all the European politicians, is the greatest culprit; with those very own hands she signed the death warrant for her country, dragging the rest of the continent to the grave.
    By the way, how does one say Germany in Arabic?

  3. This is dangerous and expected.

    When you declare America First, every other nation must declare Germany First, France First, Phillipines First and anywhere else… Peru First.

    The right hope is never the presidency to lead the free world to no mind or faith.

    This is all Donald’s fault in his hate. It is perverse.

    Bad futures.

  4. In other words, it’s time for Europe to grow up. Which is what President Trump has been saying all along.

  5. Merkel is now the leader of the free world. Funny how Hashem changed the very likelihood of an American feeling among all to now a German feeling that our homes need a right voice of liberty. Trump has reversed history.

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