Worries on the horizon for Angela Merkel

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From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation. Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down on Wednesday as she welcomed Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda in Berlin to the tune of military … Read More

Analysis The Race to Replace Merkel Begins. A Look at Those Vying to Lead Germany’s Top Party

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Three candidates vying to replace chancellor as leader of the center-right party include a Merkel loyalist and an old foe; all must combat rising challenge of liberal and populist parties to their left and right. German chancellor Angela Merkel waving … Read More

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to be chancellor, but is no ‘mini-Merkel’

No matter who is elected as the German chancellor’s successor on Friday, her eventual departure will leave a void on the world stage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer during a meeting in Berlin earlier this month.John MacDougall … Read More

EU SHOCK: Angela Merkel to replace Juncker in new ‘pro-Europe coalition’

ANGELA Merkel could leave the German political scene to become the next European Commission President leading a new “pro-Europe coalition” at the May 2019 European elections, claims political scientist Sergio Fabbrini. The Director of the LUISS School of Government told Express.co.uk he believes … Read More

Merkel: EU States mus prepare to hand national sovereignty over to brussels

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that European Union (EU) member states must be prepared to transfer powers over to Brussels at a debate on the ‘tensions’ between globalization and national sovereignty. “Nation states must today be … Read More

Angela Merkel failed, and history won’t judge her kindly for it

Merkel had a last chance to leave behind a coherent union — she has failed. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Angela Merkel has had a profound influence on German politics and could get away with radical changes because she tightly controlled her own party However, Merkel’s inability … Read More

The end of Germany’s two-party system is on the horizon

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This weekend’s regional election in Germany will provide further proof of a fragmenting political landscape, writes Slawomir Sierakowski. The German Social Democrats’ (SPD) existential crisis can no longer be treated as a typical party crisis. The party captured a mere 9.7% … Read More

MERKEL ON BRINK: Chancellor facing SECOND election beating in Hesse as AfD support soars

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ANGELA Merkel faces a second defeat in less than two weeks as polls show a massive drop in the support to the Chancellor’s party in the state of Hesse – while far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to be … Read More

Merkel vows to restore Germans’ confidence in government

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to do more to restore Germans’ confidence in her unhappy coalition after a battering for both of her governing partners in Bavaria’s state election added to tensions in the alliance. Sunday’s vote … Read More

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