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Merkel: We can do this. Seehofer: No, we can't.

Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer said: We can do this’ – I cannot, with the best will, adopt this phrase as my own. It is a direct contradiction to Angela Merkel. 817 more words


The Other Inconvenient Truth

The fate of Europe is now fully engaged, as on so many occasions throughout its thirty or so centuries of prodigious cultural and economic development. Driven to a moral fervour in September 2015 by President Erdoğan’s migratory ‘push’ and Angela Merkel’s complementary ‘pull’, the neoliberals of Germany and Sweden briefly demonstrated their enormous capacity for humanitarian concern. 952 more words

French Politics

The Church and The State

Somewhere between the exercise of untrammelled human rights on behalf of migrants, and the rights of native Europeans, there must lie — even in these desperate times — some semblance of a balanced policy. 1,283 more words

Migration Crisis

Home to 3 million Turkish immigrants, Germany fears rising tensions after failed coup

Thousands took to the streets after Friday night’s failed military coup – not only in Turkey, but also in Germany. In the western German city of Essen, 5,000 people held a spontaneous rally in support of the government, as 2,000 assembled in Berlin. 727 more words


Poll: Brexit vote boosts support for EU in Germany

The Brexit debate has boosted appreciation of the European Union in Germany – which also helps Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ruling coalition. The Euroskeptic Alternative for Germany party lost out in the bargain. 625 more words

United States

NATO'S Germany Problem

BERLIN — When NATO’s faithful gather to discuss the Alliance’s latest challenge, a flurry of adjectives fills the air — mercurial, unpredictable, self-righteous.

The object of the frustration isn’t the bloc’s longtime nemesis to the east, however. 1,552 more words

Review Article

Germany's anti-immigrant AfD party splits after war of words erupted over the party's handling of an anti-Semitism row


Wed Jul 6, 2016 1:27pm EDT

 AfD Party leader Frauke Petry. Getty Images

A regional branch of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) split in two on Wednesday as a war of words erupted over the party’s handling of an anti-Semitism row with one senior member sharply criticizing national co-leader Frauke Petry. 366 more words