Bursting with anticipation

Published on 28 June 2013 at 15:50

Papa, I have to pee!
Hold it until after the German elections.

After eight years in power, German chancellor Angela Merkel still enjoys widespread popularity and, writes Le Monde “has emerged as the European Union’s foremost leader, setting the tempo for all her peers”.

With Europe mired in an unprecedented institutional and economic crisis, the German chancellor has postponed any decisions toward greater European integration until after her country’s legislative elections on September 22, 2013.

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