German Chancellor Merkel Says Europe Must Stand Up To China, Russia And The U.S.

‘There is no doubt that Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world,’ said Merkel. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

The Guardian: Merkel: Europe must unite to stand up to China, Russia and US

German chancellor also shares views on Brexit and climate crisis in interview

Europe must reposition itself to stand up to the challenges posed by its three big global rivals, China, Russia and the US, Angela Merkel has said before her final European election as German chancellor.

Facing challenges that range from Russian interference in elections to China’s economic clout and the US’s monopoly over digital services, Europe needs to get better at putting up a united front, Merkel said in a wide-ranging interview shared with the Guardian.

“There is no doubt that Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world,” Merkel said in a conversation in her office in Berlin. “The old certainties of the post-war order no longer apply.”

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WNU Editor: The poll numbers for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union party are in the 20s. Her message is not being listened to.

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