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Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference in Brussels. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a press conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Oct. 2, 2020 (AP photo by Johanna Geron).

Brussels Braces for a Merkel-Shaped Power Vacuum in Europe

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

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In Brussels, where Germany’s heavy influence in the European Union looms large, people are still processing the Social Democrats’ narrow “win” in Sunday’s general election, wondering what the next potential steps look like.  ...

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