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Enrico Letta backs Mrs Merkel as the successor of Donald Tusk

“I’m among those who think that Angela Merkel would be perfect in the role of the European Council president” a déclaré notre président Enrico Letta.

|   26/03/2019               |   Daily Express             |   Enrico Letta             |   Droit et institutions

Enrico Letta, who served as Italy’s prime minister between April 2013 and February 2014, backed Mrs Merkel as the successor of Donald Tusk. The centre-left wing politician said the European Union needs to be led by someone who can speak with US President Donald Trump“on an equal footing”, a role which can be fulfilled by the outgoing German Chancellor. Europhile Mr Letta, who is now the dean of the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris, said during a summit organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of France, Germany and Switzerland: “I’m among those who think that Angela Merkel would be perfect in the role of the European Council president.”

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