"Indecent proposal" that Angela refused
Three people were familiar with the situation who wanted to remain anonymous told this to Bloomberg, after conversations on that topic took place behind closed doors.
They did not name the leaders who suggested to the German chancellor to accept the post of European Council president. Some of these heads of state or government have expressed hope that she would change her mind, said two officials.
Merkel, however, is said to be determined to serve her full term as chancel or, which ends in 2021.