Angela Merkel has unexpectedly returned to Berlin one week earlier than usual, prompting uncertainty as to whether her visit to Spain at the weekend is part of her holiday or not.
Her spokesman cryptically answered that Merkel is still on duty when asked if the trip to the southern cost of Spain was part of her holiday or not.
Merkel’s summer holiday has until now always lasted until the middle of August.
In 2014, she spent the summer in the Naples area, in Capri, where the superyacht of Bill Gates, the Alfa Nero, has been spotted after visiting Spain’s southern coast.
Merkel is also expected to host politicians from the Balkans next week.