European Reform Merkel's Surprising New Ally in Brussels

In her third term, Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes to shape her legacy -- by reforming the European Union and reinvigorating the Continent's economy. Now she's found an unexpected ally in Social Democrat Martin Schulz, but the two have a long road ahead of them.  
German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with European Parliament President Martin Schulz -- an unexpected new friend.

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with European Parliament President Martin Schulz -- an unexpected new friend.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan