Germany’s Angela Merkel is seen shaking for second time in two weeks
- The German Chancellor was meeting President Frank-Walter Steinmeier today
- She was filmed shaking as she stood in a press conference alongside Steinmeier
- It comes two weeks after she was seen trembling in another public appearance
- Merkel shook while she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy
Angela Merkel has been seen shaking for the second time this month as fears grow for the German Chancellor’s health.
Footage showed Merkel trembling as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday – but her spokesman claimed the German chancellor was ‘fine’.
In the video she can be seen folding her arms in an apparent attempt to stop her hands and body from violently juddering.
Close-up footage appears to show her clothing quivering as she holds her hands together.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin
An aide then rushes to her side to offer her a glass of water, which she declines.
Earlier this month, Merkel was also seen shaking when she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
She later claimed to have been dehydrated and said she felt better after drinking some water.
Merkel, 64, was attending a ceremony on Thursday to decommission Justice Minister Katarina Barley, who is leaving to become a lawmaker in the European Parliament.
Merkel’s spokesman said she would participate later in the swearing in of the new justice minister.
Asked if the chancellor would take part in this weekend’s G20 meeting in Japan, the spokesman said: ‘Everything is taking place as planned. The chancellor is well.’
Merkel, 64, told students on Wednesday last week ‘I feel well’ during a visit to Goslar in Germany’s Harz mountains after shaking during her meeting with Zelenskiy.
The chancellor appeared unsteady and shook as she stood in the midday sun next to visiting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, whom she was welcoming to her office building in Berlin with military honours.
Mrs Merkel was seen shaking under the midday sun earlier this month as she welcomed visiting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky (pictured)
She was asked by a reporter about her wellbeing at a news conference about 90 minutes later, she said: ‘I’ve drunk at least three glasses of water and so I’m doing fine.’
Zelensky, 41, made light of Merkel’s uneasy spell, joking that he would have come to her rescue if necessary.
‘She was standing next to me and completely safe,’ he said.
Mrs Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Zelenskiy in the 28C (82F) heat while a military band played their national anthems outside the chancellery.
But following the anthems, Mrs Merkel seemed better, walking quickly along the red carpet with Zelenskiy into the building, pausing to greet the military band and taking a salute.
The German Chancellor, 64, told students on Wednesday last week ‘I feel well’ during a visit to Goslar in Germany’s Harz mountains