US News "Peace Artisan", "Monument", Ovation for Merkel for its last European Summit

19:20  22 october  2021
19:20  22 october  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

Lead 1-The G20 promises help in the face of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

 Lead 1-The G20 promises help in the face of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan G20-Summit / Afghanistan (Lead 1, Photo): Lead 1-The G20 promises assistance in the face of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan (Updated at the end of the virtual summit) by Crispian Balmer Rome, October 12 (Reuters) - The G20 countries are determined to combat the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, even if it means to coordinate their efforts with the Taliban, said Tuesday the President of the Italian Council, Mario Draghi, host of an emergency summit organized by videoconference.

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It was his 107th and last summit in Brussels, after sixteen years in power. The European leaders booked on Friday, October 22 a standing ovation at the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a European source. "I hope you will not be angry by this ceremony for your last summit," said Charles Michel, the Belgian President of the Council.

The meetings of the twenty-seven "Without Angela, it's like Rome without the Vatican or Paris without the Eiffel Tower," he added, according to this European source. "Your goodbye to the European scene touches us politically but also fill us with emotion. You are a monument, "said Charles Michel, greeting" the wisdom "of the Chancellor who will miss the Europeans" especially in the delicate periods ". "It's someone who for sixteen has really marked Europe, and helped us, every twenty-seven, to make the right decisions with great humanity at moments that were difficult," said to him the Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo.

in pictures. Retype, the Nantes bus becomes a historical monument and makes a sensation

 in pictures. Retype, the Nantes bus becomes a historical monument and makes a sensation © West-France First exit from its rebuilding of the Nanteas shoe bus 1951, only classified as a historical monument. Sunday, September 19, in the parking lot of Petite Holland, in Nantes. The 1951 Aph 2.50 Shoe Bus escaped breakage thanks to Retro Nantes Ocean self-volunteers. His Renaissance was celebrated on Sunday, September 19th. First successful exit of this industrial rolling heritage. 100% NANTAIS. The 1951 Aph 2.50 Nanatta shoe bus returns from afar.

"Compromise Machine"

The Heads of State and Government had previously rented the spirit of compromise of the German manager on departure, as Austrian Alexander Schallenberg who described him with "Peace Artisan. of the EU "or the Luxembourgish Xavier Bettel for whom it was" a compromise machine ". For the latter summit, where Poland was on the saddle for its violations of the rule of law , the German still printed its mark by advocating for the dialogue with Warsaw.

In recent months, EU leaders have multiplied tributes and thanks to the one who has led Germany since 2005, almost as long as the Chancellor of Reunification, Helmut Kohl (1982-1998). At the head of the first economic power of the continent, Angela Merkel had been very criticized for the attitude of Berlin during the euro area crisis following the global financial collapse of 2008-2009, but was then largely greeted for its Response to the 2015 migratory crisis and to have been rallied in fine to a common debt of the twenty-seven.

While Germany should have a new Chancellor before Christmas, the withdrawal of Angela Merkel, 67, arouses the fear of vacuum in his country and within the EU, faced with decisive construction sites for Its survival: post-Covid economic reconstruction, climate change, or affirmation of its geopolitical role in the United States and China.

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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