More of the same?: Germany’s EU politics after the election

It probably won’t be easy to quickly produce a stable governing coalition after the German election. What kind of effect it may have on the EU politics taking into account also the fact that the possible Jamaica coalition might be pretty divided on many issues? Read few comments.
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What to do with AfD?

AfD can celebrate with a great result in the East Germany and many previously non-voters on its side. No doubt the AfD will be a loud voice in the Bundestag. So how to deal with the AfD? To ostracize them? Talk to them? Something in between? Read few comments.
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Germany votes: What went right for Merkel? (at least according to polls)

According to polls it seems Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU gets a very solid share of votes on Sunday while Martin Schulz’s SPD will be hardly satisfied. What went right for Merkel and what went wrong for Schulz in the campaign? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: https://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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Is German politics boring? Not at all!

While some observers are saying that with Merkel’s hegemony German politics is quite boring, Germany has a far-right party, radical left party, surging liberal party, traditional SPD is perhaps on a verge of huge problems and after the election there will be a discussion about the coalition. So is German politics boring? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz. Credit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

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Will election change Germany’s foreign policy?

Do you expect some changes, adjustment of German foreign policy or more of the same after the election? Does is also depends on if FDP will be a part of the coalition as its leader Christian Lindner was in the EU policy more critical to French President Emmanuel Macron and in Russian policy more sympathetic to Moscow? Read few comments.
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Germany: The hardest election for Merkel? Probably not

How safe, and why, is the position of Chancellor Angela Merkel and CDU/CSU one months before the elections? Do you think it is time for Martin Schulz and SPD to be desperate or they still could have some hope? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz. Credit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

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Will German-Franco engine change the EU (again)?

It seems that German-Franco engine will try to move the EU towards a deeper integration after the German elections in areas like fiscal issues, defense, others. Do you agree or do you see some real obstacles to it? Read few comments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel in conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron Credit: http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de

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