Speaking at a lecture at the law college of Charles University, Chancellor Merkel said she believes that states will continue to pass their competencies to the European Union, when the union does a better job of it. Citing the free trade agreement that the EU signed collectively with South Korea, she said that some matters can be handled better by Brussels than by the member states alone. She said she considers the European Commission to be a kind of Union government, with state leaders there to ensure their countries do not lose their powers.
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