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Reporter sings Happy Birthday to Angela Merkel in Brussels

17 July 2014 Last updated at 04:04 BST

A German reporter has given Chancellor Angela Merkel an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.

The journalist wished Mrs Merkel a happy birthday, before serenading her with the traditional song.

Mrs Merkel, who turns 60 on Thursday, thanked the reporter and revealed that other leaders at the EU summit had given her flowers for the occasion.