German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a press conference on Friday, July 19 in Berlin.

The event comes one day after CDU leader and Merkel’s favoured successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer officially took the post of German Defence Minister after former minister Ursula von der Leyen was elected European Commission president.

At her already traditional summer press conference, Merkel is expected to discuss themes relating to domestic issues and foreign policy.

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