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Monday, May 29, 2017

Daily Lessons from Life 28 May 2017 - Europe on its own...

"MUNICH: Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.

Merkel did not mention by name U.S. President Donald Trump, who criticised major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but she told a packed beer tent in Munich that the days when Europe could completely count on others were "over to a certain extent".

"I have experienced this in the last few days," she said. "And that is why I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands - of course in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbours wherever that is possible also with other countries, even with Russia."

"But we have to know that we must fight for our future on our own, for our destiny as Europeans," Merkel said.

The two-day G7 summit in Italy pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled."

I hv a lot of respect for her. An East German who became the leader of united Germany n had done great things in guiding her country n leading EU!!

I also respect her for her misguided conviction to hv more refugees who r Muslims n who may want their adopted host nations to be like them instead of the other way around.

Now the real test is here. In the form of a just as committed President Trump who believes Europe must gets their acts together n start paying their shares of defence spending to protect Europe instead of leaning too much on the USA!

May her fight be victorious. Betting men won't wager against Trump at this historic moment as EU r been questioned by nations that make EU! Somewhat. 

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