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„Die Zeiten, in denen wir uns auf andere völlig verlassen konnten, die sind ein Stück vorbei. Das habe ich in den letzten Tagen erlebt“, so Merkel am Sonntag bei einer Bierzeltrede in München-Trudering. „Wir Europäer müssen unser Schicksal wirklich in die eigene Hand nehmen“, sagte sie unter dem Applaus der 2000 Zuhörer in dem Bierzelt.

Merkel bezog sich mit ihren Worten auf die neue US-Regierung von Donald Trump, sie bezog aber auch den bevorstehenden Brexit Großbritanniens mit ein. Es müsse natürlich bei der Freundschaft zu den USA und Großbritannien bleiben. Und „wo immer das geht, auch mit Russland, auch mit anderen Ländern“, betonte Merkel. Dabei gab sie einem guten Verhältnis zu Frankreich unter dem neuen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron eine besondere Bedeutung.

via Nach G-7-Gipfel: Merkel sieht in den USA keinen verlässlichen Partner mehr – WELT


Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners – “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told a crowd at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany.

“We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,” she added.

While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, “we have to fight for our own destiny”, Merkel went on.

Special emphasis was needed on warm relations between Berlin and newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, she said.

The chancellor had just returned from a G7 summit which wound up Saturday without a deal between the US and the other six major advanced nations on upholding the 2015 Paris climate accords.

Merkel on Saturday labelled the result of the “six against one” discussion “very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory”.

Trump offered a more positive assessment on Twitter Sunday, writing: “Just returned from Europe. Trip was a great success for America. Hard work but big results!”

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