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


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

Author — no robot


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


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

Europe: *Why do I hear boss music?*

Author — Starian


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

Author — саша липко


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


Shes not the first german leader with a signature move.

Author — ClemensAlive


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

Author — Felix Endriß


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


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

Author — XWurstbrotX


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

Author — Riz Wan


Everybody is a gangsta until someone fails in art school

Author — gpranithreddy Reddy


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

Author — FlakeyFilms


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

Author — Elioooh


Gotta say Germany is kind of OP
They fought the WW
They lost the WW
Paid the debt
They made WWII
They lost the WWII
Paid the debt...

Still the strongest economy in EU

Author — Arán Rojas Salas


Fun facts, Merkel approval now Sky rocketing

Author — Luigi Spina


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

me: *laughs in german*

Author — Kurt


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