EU-wide survey finds respect for Merkel, fears for the future Sep 15, 2021 0 0 12345 dpaBerlin A new report based on survey carried out across 12 EU states suggests Germany’s outgoing chancellor, Angela Merkel, is held in high regard, and that there would have been more conflict in the world if she had not been in office.The survey, which was conducted by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), suggests that well over a third of Europeans favour more German leadership within the EU.Thirty-six per cent of those questioned said that they trust Germany on economic and financial policy, and 35 per cent said they trusted Germany to stand up for human rights.Germans themselves, however, appear to have reservations about their role within the EU, and were found to be pessimistic about Germany and its status in the world. The ECFR found that more than half, or 52 per cent, of Germans now think that their country’s “golden age” is behind it.Across Europe, Germany’s credibility as a potential geopolitical leader is low: Only about one fifth of citizens across the polled member states believe Germany can lead the EU in its relations with Russia. Pages 12345 RELATED ARTICLES Biden tours wildfire ravaged areas during California trip Sep 15, 2021 0 0 British govt’s winter COVID plan welcomed as ‘sensible’ Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Biden to address UN General Assembly for first time as president Sep 15, 2021 0 0 Boris Johnson’s mother dies aged 79 London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his mother after she died aged 79. Charlotte Johnson Wahl, a painter, died “suddenly and peacefully” at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, on Monday .. Putin critic Khodorkovsky warns of election rigging in Russia dpa Moscow Shortly before parliamentary elections in Russia, outspoken critic of the Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned about the possibility of results being falsified. Neither opposition members nor .. Macron wants curbs on police power dpa Paris Following recurring reports of excessive police violence in France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced stronger checks on the powers of police officers. A supervisory body is to be created at .. Children full of anxiety over environment, says international study London The majority of young people are filled with anxiety over climate change, a study which quizzed thousands of youngsters from around the world suggests. A study based on surveys of 10,000 children and young people .. World should not link humanitarian aid to politics, says Taliban Islamabad The Taliban government in Afghanistan on Tuesday thanked the international community for pledging over a billion dollars in humanitarian aid to the suffering population. But while speaking in a press ..