EU Army green light as Merkel’s would-be heir claimed: ‘We don’t need national militaries’

Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s centre-right party, the CDU, is choosing a new leader this weekend – a decision which will act as curtain raiser for what will be a busy German election year ahead. Mrs Merkel, now 66, has steered Germany, and Europe, through a series of crises during her 16-year reign. However, she announced over two years ago that she was not going to seek a fifth term as Chancellor.