September 25, 2017 / 10:54 AM / a year ago

Juncker to Merkel: EU needs stable German government to shape Europe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday to form a strong coalition government that could help shape Europe’s future after her re-election.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrives for a working lunch at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

In a published letter, Juncker wrote: “In view of the great global challenges, now more than ever Europe needs a stable German government which will actively help shape our continent.”

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel

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