DESPERATE Angela Merkel could be looking to forge a new alliance with Baltic nations in a bid to cling on to power in the wake of Brexit.
As EU leaders gathered in Bratislava for a summit on the future of the union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel mooted the idea of a “northern liberal block” to replace Britain’s role and influence, it has been reported.
After the UK voted to leave the superstate, the remaining 27 leaders are searching for a new direction so as not to let the European project stagnate.
Speaking ahead of the summit, Mrs Merkel said: “I think we can overcome Britain’s decision [to leave]. But we have to work hard to do that.