Merkel, responding to Trump, says Europe’s fate is in its own hands
Europe’s destiny lies in its own hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday in response to comments from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who said in a newspaper interview he believed other countries would leave the EU after Britain.
“I think we Europeans have our fate in our own hands,” Merkel told a joint news conference with New Zealand’s prime minister.
Asked about Trump’s criticism of her migrant policy, Merkel said: “I am personally waiting for the inauguration of the U.S. president. Then of course we will work with him on all levels.”
(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Victoria Bryan)