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WTO Roadblock?

THE chief of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has forbidden Britain from agreeing a free trade deal with the EU unless it gets agreement from the WTO’s 163 member countries. 249 more words


Immigration Fatigue

The continued flow of MENA migrants into Europe remains the defining factor transforming the internal political dynamic in the European Union. The more than 1.5 million people who entered the EU last year, as well as those who are continuing to arrive on Europe’s shores, are straining state resources. 330 more words


UKIP Threat

UKIP’S Mark Reckless has hit out at the head of BDI (Germany’s leading business body) after the industry chief warned of “ill will” towards the UK over Brexit. 211 more words


Angela Merkel hasn't decided on another term. Doing so may force her to admit refugee policy was wrong

Another week, another election defeat for Angela Merkel, and a familiar round of calls for the chancellor to acknowledge she’s to blame.

Each successive blow at the hands of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party piles pressure on Merkel to admit that her refugee policy of the past 12 months is leading her Christian Democratic Union ever further into the electoral desert. 950 more words


Top German security official follows Clinton lead, blames Russia for hacking attack on MPs, political parties

BERLIN — Germany is investigating a series of computer hacking attacks on MPs and political parties amid fears Russia may be trying to influence the outcome of next year’s elections. 271 more words


First seats in Berlin state parliament for anti-migrant party gaining ground across Germany

BERLIN — Angela Merkel faced damaging losses at the hands of Germany’s anti-immigrant party for the second time in two weeks Sunday in regional elections in Berlin. 422 more words


The new political landscape of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Yesterday the citizens of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern were asked to cast a ballot in their state election. The results in this former GDR Land are interesting and, if nothing else, may be an unneeded worry for current Chancellor Angela Merkel as the federal election draws near. 591 more words