Merkel says he will not be dedicated to politics or media in conflicts

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says this Sunday that after his departure from the Headquarters of the Government nor will he be dedicated to politics or

Merkel says he will not be dedicated to politics or media in conflicts

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says this Sunday that after his departure from the Headquarters of the Government nor will he be dedicated to politics or mediating in political conflicts, although he recognizes that he has not yet decided what he will do.

"I will not make more politics, I will not be as a political conflict solver, I have done it many years, 16 as Chancellor, with pleasure also in the European Union, internationally, I have always committed myself to multilateralism," says Merkel to the Canal German Deutsche Welle.

"Now I do not know what I will do next," adds the conservative leader, who presides over the German Government, while negotiating the formation of a new social democratic, green and liberal tripartite, who were fixed as a goal to reach an agreement during the first days of December.

After leaving the executive's tasks the chancellor advances that he will alternate "read and sleep" and adds: "It is only that I was busy many years with the agenda that gave me, and I always had to be prepared. As head of government, you have to do it. And now I'm going to see what I would like to do voluntarily. But that will only be evident in a few months. "

In the Merkel interview he recognizes that he will miss French President Emmanuel Macron and he adds that he will pass him the same with many of his colleagues head of government "because we have worked together at ease."

About relations with France admits that both countries "always have different problems, but sometimes also common. And we have always consulted each other with the perspective of the European steps. This discussion will cast you without a doubt."

"Yes, we got it," says Merkel in relation to a famous phrase that he pronounced when, in 2015, the country opened its doors to immigrants and refugees and told their compatriots that it would be a challenge that Germany was in a position to face.

"We really went many, many people in Germany who helped" assume the massive arrival of people at the country's borders from Syria and admits that "not everything came out in an ideal way."

"But, in general, we have wonderful examples of successful human behaviors when I think of high school graduates and things like that," says Merkel about how the integration of young immigrants has been given.

Considers Merkel also only one "coincidence" that the Minister of Finance in Future and Potential Future Chancellor, the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, recently accompanied him to the G20 meeting in Rome, in the sense that it is the usual coinciding heads of government and Holders of that portfolio and that now becomes the case that it can be its substitute.

"If people have the feeling that there is good contact here between the current head of government and the probable future head of government, then that is a reassuring signal in a quite turbulent world," concludes Merkel.

Updated Date: 07 November 2021, 16:37

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