Latest News Wires Angela Merkel: Right-wing electoral victories are 'remarkable and regrettable'

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, denounced this weekend's right-wing victories in France and elsewhere. Merkel said the best response is to focus on creating jobs and improving economic conditions.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the rise of right-wing populists in the weekend's European elections is "remarkable and regrettable." She says the best answer is to focus on policies that create jobs and improve competitiveness.