Greeting the new year with hope

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New Year’s address by the Federal Chancellor Greeting the new year with hope

"Never in the past 15 years have we all experienced such a difficult year – and never have we greeted the new year with so much hope, despite all of our concerns and some scepticism," Chancellor Merkel said in her New Year’s address. "I feel hope, and in recent days this hope has been reflected in the faces of the first people to be vaccinated [...] Their numbers are growing daily."