ANGELA Merkel has refused to give up on her ambitious plans for the European Union and has pledged to push forward her relaunch plans.
Mrs Merkel doubled down in her commitment to the European project in remarks to voters on the campaign trail.
She told an audience of cheering supporters over the weekend that Germany and France will drive through close integration and transform the EU bloc.
The CDU saw a strong surge of support in Germany’s most populous state of North-Rhine Westphalia on Sunday, which is home to one in five German voters and has often been a national trend-setter in elections.
Mrs Merkel told the audience: “We will do everything not only to help France but also to shape the future European path with France.
“We will lead the new European project together and shape its future through our cooperation.”
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