Europe’s leaders are younger and less experienced. It probably doesn’t matter

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is something of a rarity amongst European leaders: aged 64, he has been an elected politician since the 1990s. At meetings of EU heads of government, he cuts an avuncular figure as only Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus is older. Antonio Costa of Portugal and Klaus Iohannis of Romania are the only other leaders to have blown at least 60 candles on their birthday cakes. Nine of the 27 EU leaders are meanwhile in their forties. One, Finland’s Sanna Marin, has yet to even reach that milestone. According to a 2019 report by Bloomberg, the average age of global leaders has …

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