Tag Archives: Angela Merkel

Keeping the Western Balkans Outside the EU

Why on earth are Merkel and Macron slamming the door to the EU shut for Europeans between the Aegean and Adriatic?

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In Charts: Checking Up on Germany

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring Germany.

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German Politics: The SPD’s Turn to Make Noise

A slew of policy proposals by the SPD highlight the risk of an end of Germany’s grand coalition before the next election in 2021.

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What Mrs. Merkel’s Travel Trouble Says About Germany

The German Chancellor’s delayed arrival at the G-20 Summit is a telling tale of more widespread dysfunction in Germany’s public sector.

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German Politics: Advantage “Mini-Merkel”

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is widely seen as being close to Merkel. She seems to benefit from a little “Merkel nostalgia.”

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Germany: Merz in Pole Position

How is the race to succeed Angela Merkel at the helm of the CDU, Germany’s largest party, shaping up?

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After Merkel: Germany’s Tax State Faces Its Limits

Denying the root causes for the increased frustration of the public with existing policies is not going to regain trust. “Populism” will continue to gain support.

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EU Unemployment Reinsurance: Olaf Scholz`s Trial Balloon

Establishing a European Unemployment Reinsurance Fund carries the risk that it might be used to circumvent unpopular national-level decisions on structural reforms.

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German Politics: It Could Have Been Worse

The centre-right CSU and the centre-left SPD lost the state election in Bavaria. This spells some trouble for Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU-SPD coalition in Berlin.

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How the Merkel Government Makes up Its Statistics

In reality, German government debt levels have been going up during Merkel’s 12-year reign – and this despite a booming economy.

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