Merkel’s headache

Angela Merkel (picture European Commission)

By Richard Laming

Published in The Prague Post, 14 February 2007

German Chancellor Angela Merkel probably didn’t get the reception she had hoped for when she visited Prague in January. She came to discuss the future of the European constitution, as part of her European tour, taking soundings and finding out the views of Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek and President Václav Klaus.

Because Germany is currently in the European Union presidency (it changes every six months), it falls to Merkel to propose a way forward on Europe’s stalled constitutional process

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