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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Sep 2021

The transformational challenges of the post-Merkel era

In a few days, after 16 long years of rule, the ‘royal’ figure of Angela Merkel will no longer dominate Germany. The Chancellor will have conducted her country through a complicated historical period while taking on a role that shouldn’t have been hers: the leader of an EU in the midst of a storm. Calm, maternal, she has given a reassuring face to Germany and to Europe that does not tell the whole story of the reality of her policy. In a way, she has fulfilled the same function as the Queen of England or the King of Belgium, by “holding together” a country. We must therefore ask ourselves what challenges Germany and Europe will meet after the disappearance of this major figure of the beginning of the century.

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