Lucinda Creighton: Europe facing an uncertain future without Merkel’s steadying hand

The German chancellor is stepping down next September, having shown herself to be a calm and unifying leader during the divisive monetary chaos and a true Christian Democrat in her handling of the migrant crisis

Angela Merkel is entering her final months as Germany’s Chancellor. She wants her legacy to be ‘I Tried’. Picture: Getty

Next year will be a year of change. We can look forward to the rollout of multiple vaccines to finally quell Covid19. A new era will dawn in the largest democracy on the planet as Joe Biden is inaugurated as US president on January 20. Britain will set sail on its solo voyage, having exited the transition period from membership of the European Union.

One change that in normal times would garner significant attention, but ...