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EU faces 'critical situation' after Brexit, warns Merkel

German chancellor says the bloc simply has to improve

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'POWER COUPLE': Mrs Merkel with Mr Hollande, who was equally blunt about the task ahead.

Bratislava

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Friday that the European Union (EU) faces a "critical situation" post-Brexit, as leaders met in Bratislava without Britain to plot a course for the future.

The 27 leaders - minus British Prime Minister Theresa May - say they want