BERLIN – It took chancellor Merkel one year to meet the survivors and the families of the victims of the Berlin Christmas Market terror attack at last.
Parts of the German press have found unusually strong words for her conduct and the statement that she made. Watch her statement on video, and read on for the commentaries.
Below are a full translation from Cicero, and a translation from n-tv in excerpts.
1. An original translation from conservative monthly Cicero:
Remembrance at Breitscheidplatz
A Disruption Of Business Operations
By Alexander Kissler, Dec. 19, 2017
One year ago, there was an Islamist attack on Berlin Breitscheidplatz that took twelve lives. At the memorial service, it became clear: Angela Merkel can’t speak, because she has got nothing to say. She offers empathy under reserve.