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Offbeat Merkel Urges Europe to Step Up in Trump's New World Order

11:05  07 june  2018
11:05  07 june  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump

  Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump The German leader said Wednesday she expected "contentious discussions" at a G7 summit this week, given differences with U.S. President Donald Trump on trade, climate and security. Speaking two days before the Canada meeting of the club of major industrialized democracies, Merkel also said the leaders may not necessarily manage to agree on a final joint statement."I think everyone knows there will be difficult discussions there, because G7 summits deal with the global economy, trade, climate protection, development — and foreign policy," she told the German parliament.

Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U. S . President Donald Trump A rotating group of about 10 member states could work with veto-power France and the European Commission in order to “speak with one European voice” on

(Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U. S . President Donald Trump dismantles the post- World War II order , setting the stage for a potential tense standoff at the Group of Seven summit this week.

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(Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U.S. President Donald Trump dismantles the post-World War II order, setting the stage for a potential tense standoff at the Group of Seven summit this week.

The German leader again questioned the durability of trans-Atlantic relations by referring to eye-raising comments she made over a year ago in which she said that “the times when we could fully rely on others are to some extent over.” Those words, spoken at a beer-tent election rally, were a reaction to Trump hectoring European leaders for not spending enough on defense at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels. Since then, more fuel has been added to the fire.

Merkel: G-7 summit with Trump was a 'sobering' experience

  Merkel: G-7 summit with Trump was a 'sobering' experience German Chancellor Angela Merkel found the contentious Group of Seven summit with U.S. President Donald Trump a "sobering" and "depressing" experience but said European leaders won't be "taken advantage of" on trade.She conceded in an interview on German public television Sunday that the meeting's outcome "wasn't a great thing.""I have spoken of a sobering experience, which for me is a lot," she added.Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and the other leaders clashed with Trump over steel and aluminum tariffs as well as his decision to abandon a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program.

Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U.S. President Donald Trump dismantles the post- World War II order , setting In addition to the disruptive effects of the rift in NATO and Trump ’ s exit from the Paris global climate treaty, Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U. S . President Donald Trump dismantles the post- World War II order , setting the stage for a potential tense standoff at the Group of Seven summit this week. The German leader again

“That was my takeaway from the NATO summit, and in the meantime I continue to feel confirmed by my statement,” Merkel said in Munich on Wednesday, this time to a meeting of the European People’s Party, a grouping of center-right parties in the European Parliament.

In addition to the disruptive effects of the rift in NATO and Trump’s exit from the Paris global climate treaty, Merkel pointed to the fresh conflict over trade and the U.S. leader’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord last month.

“All of that confirms the assessment that the world is being reorganized,” Merkel told the EPP.

The German chancellor has taken a firmer stance leading up to the two-day G-7 gathering in Canada, which starts Friday. Earlier on Wednesday, Europe’s most experienced government leader vowed to challenge Trump on trade and climate, saying the lack of room for compromise means leaders may fail to agree on a final statement.

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(Bloomberg) — Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U. S . President Donald Trump dismantles the post- World War II order , setting the stage for a potential tense standoff at the Group of Seven summit this week.

Trump’s “America First” doctrine shows that “we have a serious problem with multilateral agreements,” Merkel told German lawmakers, adding that failure to reach common ground could lead to the highly unusual step of host Canada issuing a concluding statement not agreed to by all participants.

U.S. Isolationism

With Trump’s unpredictable leadership and the U.S. turn toward isolationism, Merkel said that the European Union needs to hone its response to a raft of issues in an environment in which global institutions need to be “newly proven.”

The 28-member bloc -- soon to lose the U.K. after the 2016 referendum to exit the EU -- managed to grapple with a financial meltdown and the biggest influx of refugees since World War II only with “great effort,” Merkel said. “But we don’t have a sufficient foundation to confront crises of the future,” she added, underscoring her push for reforms.

Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs

  Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a new interview Sunday that the European Union (EU) would follow Canada's move and forge ahead with its plan to implement counter-measures in response to President Trump's decision to levy tariffs on the 28-member bloc."We won't allow ourselves be ripped off again and again. "We won't allow ourselves be ripped off again and again. We will act too," Merkel told German broadcaster ARD.

(Bloomberg) — Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U. S . President Donald Trump dismantles the post- World War II order , setting the stage for a potential tense standoff at the Group of Seven summit this week.

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To give the region more political heft, she called for joint action on security and migration, saying the bloc should “Europeanize” its presence on the United Nations Security Council. A rotating group of about 10 member states could work with veto-power France and the European Commission in order to “speak with one European voice” on the global stage, the chancellor said.

Migration Tensions

The effort involves resolving tensions over migration. The contentious issue has driven a wedge between states calling for asylum seekers to be distributed within the bloc and those -- particularly in central and eastern Europe -- insisting migrants must be kept out.

“I’ll tell you very openly and deeply seriously, if we don’t manage to form a common response to illegal immigration, then certain foundations of the European Union will be placed in question,” Merkel said, citing freedom of movement across the EU’s borders.

--With assistance from Arne Delfs.

To contact the reporter on this story: Patrick Donahue in Munich at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Alan Crawford at [email protected], Chris Reiter, Iain Rogers

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Angela Merkel's German government facing collapse over her immigration stance .
Merkel's Christian Democrat coalition and their Bavarian Christian Social Union has fractured over the latter's new policy that would turn away more asylum seekers at the country's borders.The coalition between Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) has fractured over the latter’s new proposed policy that would turn away more asylum seekers at the country’s borders.

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