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Merkel is too ‘qualified’ to be lost as EU leader

Merkel is too ‘qualified’ to be lost as EU leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will bid farewell to her office in Berlin in 2021.
21.04.2019 - 10:14

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his belief that Angela Merkel, after finishing her term as Germany’s chancellor, will take on a role at the EU level.


Angela Merkel would be "highly qualified" for a senior EU position once she steps down as chancellor, Juncker said. In an interview with the German Funke Media Group, Juncker stressed that he could not imagine Merkel disappearing without a trace as a politician.

"She is not only a person of respect, but also a complete and endearing work of art," Juncker said.

Merkel steered the bloc through a period of economic crisis and political turbulence after becoming chancellor in 2005, earning her the reputation of being Europe's most powerful leader.