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Macron Or Merkel: Who’s leading Europe?

For many years German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the leading figure in European politics. But French President Emmanuel Macron is emerging as a new contender for the leadership role. So, who is the boss in Europe? Our guests: Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico), Cerstin Gammelin (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Pascale Hugues (Author, France)

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Matthew Karnitschnig is Chief Europe Correspondent for POLITICO. He argues that “Macron wants to lead Europe but can’t. Merkel could lead Europe but won’t.”




Pascale Hugues is both an author and journalist for the French magazine “Le Point” and she argues that “Angela Merkel used to be called the queen of Europe. Emmanuel Macron seems to be the new king."




Cerstin Gammelin who’s based here in Berlin, reporting for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. She says: "It’s in Germany’s interest to support France – not just in its efforts to reform Europe, but also in Transatlantic Relations.”