What Angela Merkel's exit means for Germany — and Europe

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The European Union is about to lose one of its last anti-populist voices.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been called the most powerful woman in the world, the liberal West's last defender, and the de facto leader of Europe. But 19 years after entering politics, she has announced she won't be running for a fifth term as chancellor and will be stepping away from politics. Her announcement comes at a pivotal time when nationalism is on the rise in Europe and the continent is still reeling from the 2015 migrant crisis. So what does Merkel stepping down mean for the future of Germany — and for the European Union?

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Author — Vox


Me: reading the eng sub when she’s speaking german
Also me: realizing I’m German and don’t need eng sub

Author — Svea Boe


"...AKK could very well become germanys next chancellor."

me: *laughs in german*

Author — Kurt


Shes not the first german leader with a signature move.

Author — ClemensAlive


germany: tries to take over europe with war
germany: loses
also germany: takes over europe anyway

Author — no robot


Everybody is a gangsta until someone fails in art school

Author — gpranithreddy Reddy


“New German chancellor of 2021 failed in art school before he became a politician”

Europe: *Why do I hear boss music?*

Author — Starian


How strange that the american TV channel does not mention the reasons why europe got so many refugees...

Author — XWurstbrotX


How dare the US critize the EU when they’re the reason so many people have to flee

Author — Rxnys


Nationalism Rising in Germany
Japan Remilitarizing Again
Grandson of Benito Mussolini runs for president in Italy

_Friends intro song_

Author — kurwitz


When Poland is more nationalist than Germany: *cries in Art

Author — Felix Endriß


Why always say "one of its most powerful economies" and "one of" and "one of" ... THE most powerful economy in the EU, THE most populated in the EU.

Author — Corentin F


Look at all those meetings throughout 10 years and you will be likely to notice one figure.
*Looks at Putin*

Author — саша липко


From Hitler to Merkel, Germany came a long way!

Author — Jemil Parikh


Jemand Deutsches hier der sich das um 3 uhr morgens gibt...oder nur ich?

Author — Nico Eckstein


EU economy: “chuckles” I m in danger

Author — 0ut content • 21 years


I'm genuinely terrified for when Merkel goes, she seems like the only one holding Europe together. I disagree with her on many, many issues, including the whole idea of the euro, but as Yanis Varoufakis says, the breakup of the euro would be a disaster.

Author — Pat William


Diese Kommentarsektion ist nun Eigentum der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Author — Maximilian


Fun facts, Merkel approval now Sky rocketing

Author — Luigi Spina


Well someone is booking his flight from Argentina to Germany after watching this ...

Author — Riz Wan