In June last year we wrote that if Angela Merkel became chancellor of Germany, Berlin’s relations with the United States would improve significantly. Seven months have passed, and it appears this scenario is coming to fruition.
Just months after her assuming leadership in Germany, signs are emerging that the German chancellor is seeking stronger relations with her counterpart and friend across the pond. In what could prove a major milestone in German-U.S. relations, Chancellor Merkel visited with President George W. Bush in Washington last week. The significance of the change occurring within German-U.S. relations cannot be underestimated.