Eoghan Harris: 'Angela Merkel will be sorely missed by the European Union'
Like all great leaders, Angela Merkel will not be missed until she has left the stage and we see the pygmies in her place.
Hearing the news she was stepping down, I thought of what a man in the crowd said watching the cortege of Frederick the Great pass by: "We're on our own now."
Merkel is not a liberal democrat. She is a Christian democrat. And she takes the Christian part seriously.