Merkel demands Sea Watch captain’s release, Asylum seeker calls for EU-wide migrant distribution

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Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images A Senegalese migrant brought to Italy by migrant transport NGO Sea Watch has said that Matteo Salvini is “right” to insist that other EU nations accept boat migrants. Khadim Diop, 24, made his comments on the day … Read More

Top Merkel Party MP: Strip right-wing ‘extremists’ of free speech, free assembly

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PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images The former General-Secretary of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has advocated stripping right-wing “extremists” of their fundamental rights to free speech and free assembly. Mr Tauber, who serves as an MP for the CDU … Read More

Merkel’s illustrious reign is at risk of being tarnished

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speeches during her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) at Meseberg governmental house August 18, 2018 in Gransee, Germany. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images Sakrileg, the German word for sacrilege: the violation or misuse … Read More

Immigrant overload, not Brexit, heralds the end of the European Union

Niall Ferguson says Europe is becoming ‘the meltdown pot’ as a steadily increasing stream of immigrants breaks down political unity between EU member states and pushes voters back to national boundaries. Matteo Salvini speaks during an anti-immigration protest in October … Read More

Macron ‘would support’ Merkel for Commission president

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  German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets French President Emmanuel Macron | Carsten Koall/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told Swiss TV station RTS that he would back German Chancellor Angela Merkel for European Commission president. Asked about his stance in … Read More

Immigrant overload, not Brexit, heralds the end of the European Union

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Niall Ferguson says Europe is becoming ‘the meltdown pot’ as a steadily increasing stream of immigrants breaks down political unity between EU member states and pushes voters back to national boundaries. Matteo Salvini speaks during an anti-immigration protest in October … Read More

Germany passes controversial migration law

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer | John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images The policy package both facilitates deportation of failed asylum seekers and migrants’ access to the labor market. BERLIN — Germany on Friday passed a controversial package of bills bringing major … Read More

Angela Merkel’s future in doubt as Germany’s coalition partners hold crisis talks

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KEY POINTS Andrea Nahles, the leader of Germany’s junior coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), announced her resignation on Sunday. The surprise move has sparked concerns that Merkel’s government might collapse over the coming months. “Andrea Nahles has made a … Read More

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe

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CNN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said “there is work to be done” in Germany to face up to the dark forces that are finding mainstream support there and in other parts of the world. “In Germany, obviously, they … Read More

Angela Merkel TURNS her back on EU: German leader REJECTS Brussels top job

ANGELA Merkel yesterday denied that she is in the hunt for a top European Union job after her term as German chancellor ends. Ms Merkel fuelled speculation that she is vying to replace Jean-Claude Juncker or Donald Tusk after claiming … Read More

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