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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Happy Friday everyone! Thank you for watching our videos 🌻🌻

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


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

Europe: *Why do I hear boss music?*

Author — Spectre


Shes not the first german leader with a signature move.

Author — ClemensAlive


Im german, i dont really like the CDU BUT i would lie if i say she didn't do a great job. Danke Mutti
Edit: a word

Author — IlIlIlIlIlIl


Love her, hate her, or be ambivalent about her. Mutti Merkel is an icon in many ways. I'll miss seeing her display her rainbow of blazers, while striking the signature hand sign pose.

Author — JayCookie


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

Author — no robot


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

Author — NobleNormie117


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

Author — саша липко


Angela Merkel: -<>-

Edit: This is my first YT comment to get 1k likes, thanks a lot guys!

Author — Nhat Minh


What do you mean she became "one" of the most powerful women in the world? She's held that title every year for almost a decade now...

Author — nilocblue


she is a prime example how leaders should act with rationality AND kindness

Author — Elioooh


Angelan Merkel has a Dr in Physics and is also a scientist !

Author — Rolf Niebergall


The US is the last country to say anything about emigration or Germany. Merkel led her country better than any of the US presidents did since Reagan's time.

Author — Zlatan Kemal Mukladzija


Everybody gangsta until an Austrian fails art school and a Georgian becomes Dictator



Germany in 1940: *War*
Germany in 2000: *Diplomacy*

Author — FlakeyFilms


I never understand when people say she is one of the most powerful women in the world. She’s actually just one of the most powerful people in the world

Author — Jamie *


USA: *Destabilizes Africa and Middle-East*
Also USA: *Criticises EU*
*"HyPoCrIsY iS tHe SaFeSt PoLiCy"*

Author — Prime Royal


I am crying ... she is really a good leader and smart women . I live in Berlin and I will miss her

Author — kaoutar Touzani


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

me: *laughs in german*

Author — Kurt