Merkel Calls for Stronger U.S.-EU Ties

In her keynote speech at Davos, the German Chancellor stresses the trade benefits of greater cooperation within Europe and across the Atlantic

Angela Merkel is at the top of her game. After a rocky start, the German Chancellor has achieved international respect on the back of a solid domestic economic rebound. Her leadership skills will be further tested in the coming months now that Germany has also assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the European Union and taken over as president of the G8 group of leading global economies.

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