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EU president confident of German support for Europe after Merkel win


European Union president Herman Van Rompuy on Sunday congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win and expressed confidence that Germany would remain committed to a "prosperous Europe".

"I am confident that Germany and its new government will continue its commitment and contribution to the construction of a peaceful and prosperous Europe at the service of all its citizens," he said in a statement, adding: "I look forward to continuing the close cooperation with Angela Merkel."