German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said that the European Union can no longer completely rely on the United States and the United Kingdom. Merkel was speaking at a meeting of the G7 Group of countries over the weekend.
Gavin Grey, EWN, UK correspondent says Merkel's comments were directed mainly at the French.
Speaking to the French people, saying effectively, its you and us now being at the centre of Europe that it's for us to push forward with this.— Gavin Grey, EWN, UK correspondent
Really pretty dismissive of Donald Trump and Britain, following Brexit.— Gavin Grey, EWN, UK correspondent
Grey adds that there is an element of truth to Merkel's comments, adding that Merkel described the G7 meeting as being a disappointing and bad one.
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