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US News at EU Summit: Merkel with Standing Applause in Brussels adopted

15:45  22 october  2021
15:45  22 october  2021 Source:   ksta.de

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to their farewell to politicians, Chancellor Angela Merkel has received some gifts in Brussels in Brussels in addition to a lot of recognizing words. Standing Ovations also existed. According to diplomats, a small farewell ceremony was shown on Friday morning a 20-minute video with summit scenes from the past 16 years.

Angela Merkel bei ihrem letzten offiziellen Besuch in Brüssel. © AFP Angela Merkel at her last official visit to Brussels.

Merkel is also to be seen with numerous long-term official leaders, it was said. For example, with the French President Jacques Chirac, who died in 2019 and the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

In addition, Merkel has given the information given by EU Council President Charles Michel as a reminder a sculpture of the Europa Been. This has been the headquarters of the European Council and the Council of the EU since 2017. About at least another gift, participants of the farewell ceremony slowed first.

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Michel appreciated Merkel, according to the information, almost survivored: "You are a monument," said the Belgian. An EU summit without Merkel be like Rome without the Vatican or Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Your wisdom will be missing in particular in complex times. Michel also praised Merkel's "sobriety and simplicity". "You do not leave us. Your mind and your experience will stay with us, "said the Ratschef. "You are a compass and a light-shaped of our European project." Then there were standing ovations.

Meanwhile, it is certainly not that the EU summit running until Friday afternoon is really the last with Merkel. If the timetable of the traffic light coalition negotiations in Berlin run from the rudder, the CDU politician could return to Brussels at the next meeting in mid-December. (dpa)

in Athens, Merkel returns to his hectic relations with Greece .
© AFP - Aris Messinis The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Greek Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens this Friday, October 29, 2021. While she is preparing to Leaving the power after 16 years at the head of Germany, Angela Merkel is visiting the Greek capital this Friday, October 29, 2021. This ultimate stage of its political farewell is delicate than it takes place in a Country where the outgoing Chancellor remains largely unpopular in view.

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