What’s next for German politics after Cologne attacks

What is going on in Germany after Cologne attacks. Now we know a bit more about what happened, there is a debate if attacks were coordinated, we have seen protests, etc. In your opinion what does this debate mean for German society and politics (but probably also for Europe)? Read few comments.

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End of Merkel’s era? Not so fast

48 percent of Germans said they did not want Chancellor Angela Merkel to continue in office after the next election. It seems it is a clear reaction on Merkel’s position regarding refugee crisis. Do you think there is anything Merkel can do about his popularity or she probably does not want to candidate in the next election anyway? Read few comments.

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Merkel and refugee crisis: What does it mean for German politics?

Angela Merkel’s strategy re refugee crises is criticized as by many, even inside her party. And Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel’s statement is also quite interesting as he says refugee spending like stimulus package. Read few comments on German politics by Christian Schweiger, Senior Lecturer in Government, Department of Politics, Durham University.

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EU: Is the Franco-German engine running again?

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make a historic joint appearance in the European Parliament. Would you say that we are witnessing kind of revival of French-German EU engine, or maybe not so much and why? Read few comments.

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Merkel in Moscow: What does the legacy of WWII mean for Germany?

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Merkel meets Cameron: What connects and divides them?

PM David Cameron just recently said that if he wins the elections he would like to to organize the EU referendum earlier and he did not rule out the coalition with UKIP. In this situation Cameron is going to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel. In your opinion, what the UK and Germany expect from each other regarding the EU politics, what would you say they have in common and what divide them? Read few comments.

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Germany: In spite of their skepticism SPD’s members said yes to grand coalition

In the end the burden of proof will fall on SPD leaded and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel who now has the opportunity to turn this coalition into a success. Read few comments by Christian SchweigerLecturer in Government, Department of Politics, Durham University.


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