Sketching out the government's AI strategy, Merkel's chief of staff said last week the plan would focus on how to gather more data, support research, retain skilled workers and encourage them to found start-ups.
As stressed by the German Chancellor, the European army must ensure the impossibility of waging war on the European continent.
As several European lawmakers booed her, Merkel stressed that the EU army was not an alternative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the West's main defense alliance.
But the real bombshell moment came when Mrs Merkel backed calls by Emmanuel Macron for a "real European army". It's a long-term goal, but one Merkel said will show the world "that there will never again be war between European nations".
Mrs Merkel's intervention comes as apparent dig at US President Donald Trump, who branded Mr Macron's suggestion "very insulting".
Merkel's renewed calls for such a force, which were an endorsement of Macron's statements to that effect over the weekend, were met with a mingling of loud applause and boos at a meeting of the European Parliament, German daily Die Welt reported.
"Europe must take our fate into our own hands if we want to protect our community", she added.
In five posts - sent on the same day that French officials marked the anniversary of the 2015 terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris - Mr Trump attacked the key USA ally over its near defeat to Germany in two world wars, its wine industry and Mr Macron's approval ratings.
France wants German support to establish a European system ensuring that governments could access, in an emergency situation, a fund created to prevent catastrophic national bankruptcies of the kind Greece faced earlier this decade, and that European banks will be supported, in order to prevent a meltdown of the continent's financial system.
One political analyst said Merkel's call for a European army is a bold long-term vision - "but let's acknowledge that it's long-term". "A European army should be set up within the European Union and not outside of it".
Merkel dominated European politics for over a decade, but she is now a diminished force, weakened by the fragility of her coalition and the rise of the far-right in Germany.
Les auteurs présumés, âgés de 25 à 48 ans, sont un couple et deux anciens couples, parmi lesquels les parents des victimes . Les femmes sont quant à elles soupçonnées d'avoir commis des infractions de moindre gravité.
Hunt and Young emphasized that the study did not intend to eliminate social media usage entirely among the intervention group. This isn't the first study to look at the potential connection between social media use and negative moods like depression .
But that's not the only good news, his ghost fighting pals, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson , might also revive their characters. Of course, it's not Ghostbusters without Harold Ramis because he was one of the co-writers and an integral part of the team.
Emmy-winning Thrones director David Nutter revealed on Reddit Tuesday that the final episodes will be long and full of action. As for the series finale, Nutter said, "I'm completely satisfied with how season 8 ends.
Macron's plan for a "real" European army as a threat and insult rather than a sign that the French President was acting on Mr. Trump's tweet Tuesday that said "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!" revived French national pride on social media.
Il tente de s'immoler par le feu avec du rosé — Lyon
Ces derniers ont réussi à maintenir le forcené sous la contrainte et l'ont remis aux forces de l'ordre à l'arrivée à Lyon. De leur côté, les passagers du train ont seulement vécu quelques minutes de frayeur , mais ils étaient sains et saufs.
Curran, Buttler save England against Lanka spin
The match umpires reported Dananjaya's action after the first Test, which England won by 211 runs. The England coaching staff believe however that his technique is suited to a higher position.
Lewis Hamilton explains 'poor place' India comments
Hamilton later clarified his statement on his Instagram page, saying: "India is one of the most handsome places in the world". In other countries where the Grand Prix is held, the racers face issues like low turnout and scant racing tradition.
India restrict Pakistan to low total
Earlier, Indian bowlers pinned Pakistan down for most part of their innings before allowing them to wriggle out for 133 for 7. India had little difficulty in gunning down the modest target of 134 with six balls to spare, reaching 137 for 3 in 19 overs.