German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given an exclusive interview ahead of the G7 summit this weekend.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have said the reform plan must confront the challenges posed by Brexit and rising populism in the EU. The two leaders also commented on Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
The German chancellor has reassured Ireland's prime minister that the EU will demand an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The EU and the UK appeared to make some headway on the issue this week.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for talks with French President Macron, the man slowly assuming her role as Europe's leading figure. But with EU and eurozone reforms on the table, both still need each other.
The far-right AfD has been Chancellor Angela Merkel's fiercest critic and repeatedly called for her removal from office. As she kicked off her fourth term, Merkel made it clear that she is eyeing their removal as well.
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