Life in Communist East Germany was 'almost comfortable' at times, Merkel says

FILE PHOTO: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel address the media during a news conference in BerlinMore

BERLIN (Reuters) – Life in the Communist-ruled German Democratic Republic (GDR) was simpler and sometimes could be “almost comfortable in a certain way”, Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in the former East, told Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

In an interview with the German daily released ahead of Saturday’s 30th
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