(L-R) French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi address a press conference ahead of talks following the Brexit referendum at the chancellery in Berlin, on June 27, 2016.
Britain's shock decision to leave the EU forces German Chancellor Angela Merkel into the spotlight to save the bloc, but true to her reputation for prudence, she said she would act neither hastily nor nastily. / AFP / John MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)