German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been seen shaking for a third time in a month.
Video footage shows Mrs Merkel trembling, shaking back and forth alongside Finland’s prime minister during a ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. After the incident, Mrs Merkel said she was “very well” and there was “no need to worry”.
A government spokesperson said she would continue meetings as planned. Mrs Merkel, 64, was last seen trembling two weeks ago ahead of a trip to Japan for the G20 summit. She told journalists at the summit she was fine. On Wednesday, the chancellor gripped her hands as she tried to control her shaking, standing alongside Prime Minister Antti Rinne. The shaking reportedly affected her whole body and lasted over a minute.
She was first seen shaking last month during a welcome ceremony in Berlin for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In a press conference on Wednesday, Mrs Merkel said she was “working through what happened during the military honours with President Zelensky.”
She added: “This process is clearly not finished yet but there is progress and I must live with this for a while but I am very well and you don’t need to worry about me.”
Mrs Merkel’s spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, was questioned by German media as to why the government had not provided any information on her health. Ms Demmer said she had “nothing to add”.
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