Christian Democratic Union

The greatest miscalculation of Angela Merkel’s career

<i>Josef Joffe is a member of the editorial council for the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit and a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.</i><p>She used to be the queen, nay, empress of Europe, but now Angela Merkel, 63, is “a chancellor on the way out,” as the German magazine Der Spiegel just …

Opinion

Inside The Trump-Backed Campaign To Push Angela Merkel Out Of Power

The president, his allies and U.S. government officials are offering public and private support to anti-immigrant politicians hoping to topple Merkel by July 1.<p>WASHINGTON ― It’s not new to hear U.S. officials rooting for regime change. It’s just been a while since they’ve talked about it with …

Europe

Who Are The ‘Willing’ In Central Europe: Return Of Axis Of 1930s? – Analysis

The idea of an “axis of the willing against illegal migration” between Italy, Germany and Austria has been proposed by Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s …

Europe

Europe should beware a nationalist Germany | Financial Times

Angela Merkel is besieged. The Bavarian sister party of the German chancellor’s Christian Democratic Union wants tougher frontier controls. The …

Europe

Why European Tension Is Rising Over Migrants (Again)

Migrants arriving on Europe’s shores are stoking a political crisis once again, three years after a surge of refugees threatened to overwhelm the …

Europe

The Atlantic Daily: Between Parents

The reckoning over separations at the U.S.–Mexico border points to public-health problems at home. Plus a breakthrough in understanding alcoholism, what straws reveal about capitalism, and more.<p>What We’re Following<p><b>Border Politics:</b> President Donald Trump’s executive order from Wednesday has—at least …

Angela Merkel

The politics of migration in Germany

GERMANY’S centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) can move fast and brutally against a leader whose time is up. In 1999 Angela Merkel knifed …

Europe

The German Air Force Wants To Know If Its Eurofighters Can Carry U.S. Nuclear Bombs

Germany's formal inquiry suggests that the European fighter remain its preferred option for replacing its aging Tornado combat jets.<p>Bundeswehr<p>German …

Military

Trump’s attacks on Merkel over migrant crime have backfired big-time, analysts say

President Trump’s transparent shots at Angela Merkel over Germany’s response to the migrant crisis have backfired big-time, according to analysts.<p>Under intense fire for his administration’s extreme border policies, Trump has twice this week taken shots at Merkel’s government for its accommodating …

Pew Research Center

Europe Considers a New Copyright Law. Here's Why That Matters

Even as companies around the world raced to comply with sweeping privacy rules that took effect in the European Union last month, EU lawmakers were …

Business

Should We Worry about the Flattening Yield Curve?

In today’s Jolt, we’ll take a look at the bond market and what it could mean for continued economic growth, how other countries are handling …

Conservative View

Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, …

Africa

Germany Opens Its Eyes to a New Transatlantic Reality

“Believe me, I would never have imagined that a German Foreign Minister would ever have to say such a thing.”<p>So confessed Heiko Maas, Germany’s …

Europe

Angela Merkel, Teflon No Longer

German Chancellor Angela Merkel could be out of a job and her country headed towards elections barely 100 days after the formation of her new …

Europe

German President Reads Hitler Letter At Museum Of Tolerance

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the first German official to read Hitler's letter calling for the "removal of Jews."<p>LOS ANGELES, CA — …

Human Rights

Merkel on the Edge

Her static centrism is facing a revolt on the political right.<p>Markets took a negative turn Monday amid the turmoil engulfing Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, as it becomes clearer that her coalition government won’t last if she doesn’t address populist concerns on the right.<p>The crisis in this …

Europe

Europe and the U.S. Could Make Migration Manageable

Solutions exist, but the issue has become too politicized for politicians to consider them.<p>As the global number of asylum seekers continues to increase, migration is now a political lightening rod on both sides of the Atlantic. And yet politicians don’t seem interested in solving the problem so …

Opinion

Today's WorldView from The Washington Post

A daily newsletter that explores where the world meets Washington. Not on the list? Sign up here.<p>Edited by Max J. Rosenthal and Ruby Mellen<p>The quest to defeat Erdogan<p><b>For the past three years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken his nation on a seemingly endless political roller-coaster</b> …

Angela Merkel

It Sure Looks Like Donald Trump Is Trying to Take Down Angela Merkel

With his administration under fire for its draconian border policies, President Donald Trump decided Monday morning to wade into another country’s …

Angela Merkel

Report: Merkel Could Be Removed from Office Next Week Over Immigration Policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose pro-immigration policies made her a close working partner of former President Barack Obama, is facing an …

Conservative View

Russia's Nord Stream II Pipeline Is Ukraine's Worst Nightmare

Ukraine is Russia’s gateway into European gas markets. Of the 193 billion cubic meters (bcm) Russia’s state-owned Gazprom pumped westward in 2017 – nearly 40 percent of Europe’s total supply – 93 bcm transited via Ukraine. Moscow, however, wants to change that, diminishing Ukraine’s transit role. …

Russia

Donald Trump claims Germans are turning against government over migration

The US President has waded into the ongoing stand-off between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her interior minister over migration. He said it was a …

Donald Trump

CDU Lawmaker Brok Says Merkel Will Survive Migration Standoff

Elmar Brok, a senior European lawmaker and board member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, discusses the CDU's standoff with …

Angela Merkel

Europe’s Left Turns Right on Immigration

BERLIN – Europe’s established left is facing the threat of extinction. In less than two years, the continent’s social-democratic parties have …

Europe

Angela Merkel Faces Political Crisis As German Government Is At Standstill Over Immigration Policy

Merkel has voiced a concern that turning away migrants at the German border "could lead to negative domino effects that could also hurt Germany and …

Angela Merkel

The cracks are starting to show in the eurozone’s most stable member

Germany’s fragile coalition government is at odds over immigration. But the issue isn't confined to Germany. It's Europe-wide, and threatens the very …

Europe

What behind the crisis in Germany's government?

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, taking office in March after the centre-left …

Europe

Merkel: In EU asylum policy, others have interests as well as us

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that when it comes to asylum policy in the European Union, it was important to see what other countries wanted rather than just making demands.<p>Merkel said there were two legal acts - including one on solidarity - on which there was …

World News

Merkel fights to negotiate an EU refugee policy to quell unrest in Germany

The new refugee crisis is stretching the frayed ties that bind the European Union and may ultimately cost German Chancellor Angela Merkel her government.<p>Over the weekend and into Monday, Ms. Merkel scrambled to broker a short-term peace agreement with her coalition government’s partner in Bavaria, …

Europe

The Latest: Report: German minister hints at compromise

next<p>prev<p>The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local):<p>11:40 a.m.<p>German news agency dpa reports that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has told his party he wants to proceed step-by-step in his plan to turn back some migrants at the country's borders — hinting at a compromise …

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