BERLIN (AFP) - Angela Merkel sat via national anthems on Thursday all through an respectable rite, because the German chancellor sought to prevent a repeat of uncontrollable shaking with a unprecedented alternate of protocol.

After greeting Denmark s new top Minister Mette Frederiksen on the portico of the chancellery, a smiling Merkel walked her over to a podium where each leaders took their seats.

The unusual move got here a day after a similar ceremony whilst the German chancellor became visible shaking involuntarily for the 0.

.33 time in public in less than a month, reviving questions over her fitness.

Merkel started trembling as national anthems had been being performed on the reception of Finnish top Minister Antti Rinne.

simply over an hour later, she attended a press convention as planned and advised newshounds that her health turned into no purpose for problem.

She explained that she turned into definitely nevertheless in a phase of "processing" a previous shaking spell, but that "there has been development".

"i can must stay with it for some time," brought Merkel, who turns sixty five next week.

"just like the way it has come, at some point it'll depart too," she said.

The shaking on Wednesday changed into visible although less intense than at some point of the primary episode in June.

On that occasion she appeared unsteady and shook as she stood in the midday sun subsequent to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whom she turned into welcoming with army honours.

That first bout of shaking became blamed on dehydration. However a 2d episode struck a week later on the give up of June, simply hours earlier than she became because of board a plane for a G20 summit in Japan.

Merkel has been chief of Europe s largest economy for almost 14 years.

frequently known as the european Union s most influential chief and the most effective girl inside the world, Merkel has stated she can depart politics at the end of her time period, in 2021.