UPDATED 10:51 AM PT — Wednesday, January 23, 2019
While taking on the U.S. over its economic policies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country stands behind mulitlateralism.
The German leader said the EU can create momentum to move things forward against — what she says are — nationalist forces.
She made the comments while speaking during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Wednesday.
Merkel called on the EU to come together in an effort to curb some of the dominance of the U.S.
“Europe is on a journey with no guarantee of success, because we are up against economic powers, like the U.S that are very dominant,” she stated. “On the other side we also have China with 1.3 billion inhabitants and likely to soon have the largest GDP in the world, and this is something that Europe should definitely go up against together and that is why we are looking for allies that share our viewpoint, because otherwise it will be very difficult.”
The U.S. is currently in trade talks with the European Union and has imposed tariffs on imports from Europe.