Europe must start to act as a global player if it wants to be perceived as a global player, said Gemran Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. Speaking at a CDU party convention, Merkel highlighted the importance of being a reliable NATO partner, justifying her position with a changing world. “Think about the images we see from Syria these days, but also about the situation in East... Еще Ukraine. Geopolitical shifts, and newly formed interests coin our time. The primary fields of global economy are shifting, old partnerships are questioned, decade-old regimes fall into ruins, and new growth and finance centres are emerging. It would be both naive and irresponsible to think that it has nothing to do with us. We have it in our hands,” stated the Chancellor.