Missing Merkel: Leader who held Europe together – but sometimes back

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A spot of gardening, catching up on unread novels, hiking in South Tyrol? No one knows what the tireless German leader Angela Merkel has planned for retirement as chancellor after Sunday’s election. Her successor in Berlin won’t be having such a relaxing time however, at least when it comes to Europe: he or she will have to fill the EU’s largest political shoes and – some observers in Brussels hope – push ahead with major EU-wide policies on climate change, migration and digitalization. Few are expecting radical political change when it comes to dealing with the next chancellor. Polls point to…

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