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The mess Merkel leaves behind could eventually lead to the collapse of the EU. Now that would be a legacy to be proud of

What legacy does Merkel leave behind for the European Union? It’s one of resentment, border fences, anti-EU parties on the rise, a cultural divide between east and west, and who knows how many would-be jihadists on our streets.

One thing is for certain, Germany will have a new chancellor next week. This is important, not only for Germany, but also for Europe, and, indeed, the world.

The German chancellor is not only the highest ranking politician in Germany – the president is largely ceremonial – it also comes with the title of being the most powerful politician in the European Union.

Indeed, when it comes to European politics, what the German chancellor wants, they almost always get. It has ever been so.

This means that the German chancellor has the ability to frame European policy, and what they decide or do has a knock-on effect for everybody else.

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