German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking in public for the third time in less than a month, raising concerns about her health.
Merkel, 64, was shaking as she stood next to Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne during an appearance in Berlin on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the German government told CNN that the chancellor is “fine”, something that had already been reiterated by Merkel’s spokesman.
“The chancellor is fine and talks with the Finnish prime minister are progressing as planned,” the spokesman said.
This comes after Merkel was seen trembling for the first time on June 18 when she met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the German capital.
The following week, Merkel seemed to hold her arms to stay still while attending an event with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Merkel blamed the first incident on dehydration.
The tremors can be caused by a series of conditions, ranging from neurological disorders to less serious problems, such as side effects of medications, stress or caffeine consumption.
Merkel has been chancellor since 2005 and is nearing the end of her long term.
He will not seek re-election at the end of his current term in 2021, as he announced last year, and told reporters that the position had been “a very challenging and satisfying task.”
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is widely regarded as Merkel’s protégé, was elected as leader of the Christian Democratic Union party last year and will likely take him to the federal elections of 2021.