[Comment] My Germany in 2017: a resilient country that is taking responsibility
2017 is a good year to put a spotlight on Germany and health. Germany is leading the forthcoming G20 meeting and has a general election on Sept 24. The political landscape is shifting palpably given President Donald Trump in the White House, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, and a newly hopeful and energised France under President Emmanuel Macron. After a frustrating G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy, on May 26 and 27, Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel stated in an unusually blunt speech that as Europeans “we should really take our fate into our own hands…the times in which we could rely fully on others are somewhat over”.