Germany responded to France's proposals for a radical reform of the European Union. The key point is that the Germans will not let the French get into their pockets and do not want the EU to become a centralized super-state.
In Brussels ended a tense meeting of the EU Permanent Representatives. It was stressful not only for them, but also for those whose fate they decided - Nord Stream 2, Gazprom and Russia.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier stuck with the German delegation in Ethiopia because of a malfunction of a government plane, Chancellor Angela Merkel for the same reason was late for the last G20 summit in Argentina.
At the meeting of the Christian Democratic Union in Hamburg, the deputies of the ruling party of Germany elected the Saar Land Prime Minister and the CDU General Secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.
After the departure of Angela Merkel from the post of head of the CDU, the party will elect a new chairman, who may become the next chancellor of Germany.
Angela Merkel’s decision to leave the post of chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and not to run for office after 2021 plunged not only Germany but also the entire Western world into shock.