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2021083120210905 (R4)After 16 years as Chancellor of one of the world's most powerful nations, the unassuming East German scientist turned power politician, Angela Merkel, remains a bit of an enigma And at the end of September, her time in power comes to an end.

BBC Europe Editor Katya Adler asks now that the woman dubbed Mutti, or Mummy, is leaving politics, if history books will deem her a political visionary or more of a middle manager. And what will be the impact of Angela Merkel's departure on her country and the EU? Influential Germany has traditionally been a close ally of the UK's, what happens there has an impact on us all.

Contributors include France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire; former Brexit Secretary David Davis; Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister; the Scottish Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson; the journalist for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Helene Bubrowski; and former advisor to President Obama and author of After the Fall, Ben Rhodes.

Presenter: Katya Adler

Producer for BBC Audio in Bristol: Camellia Sinclair

Katya Adler asks what legacy Angela Merkel leaves, as Germany's Chancellor leaves office.

After 16 years as Chancellor of one of the world's most powerful nations, the unassuming East German scientist turned power politician, Angela Merkel, remains a bit of an enigma. And at the end of September, her time in power comes to an end.

Contributors include France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire; former Brexit Secretary David Davis; Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister; the Scottish Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson; and the journalist for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Helene Bubrowski.

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