What to expect in the post-Merkel era?

As Chancellor Angela Merkel is ready to step down in 2021, what does it mean for German politics, and what for European politics? Read few comments.

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

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Bavarian elections: What to expect?

According to polls in Bavaria CSU is down, Greens are up, AfD is more or less on its current standard level. What to watch in Bavarian elections, what kind of effect they might have on the coalition in Berlin? Read few comments.

German Minister of the Interior and Leader of the Christian Social Union Horst Seehofer. Credit: www.csu.de

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Is Chancellor Merkel a lame duck?

Discussion about Hans-Georg Maassen, Volker Kauder ousted as head of her party’s parliamentary group. What does it tell us about the position of Chancellor Angela Merkel? Some observers argue that she is becoming a “lame duck” and might even leave her position. Would you agree, or you see this differently? Read few comments.

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

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Germany: Does migration row have a potential to tear apart CDU/CSU alliance?

Some observers calls current situation’s the greatest challenge ever to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s authority. Would you say that her row with CSU over migration policies can really tears German coaliton appart or not, and why? And if it can what would this mean for Germany? Read few comments.

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

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How unusual is US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell?

Germany has asked the U.S. government to clarify remarks by US ambassador to Berlin Richard Grenell about empowering other conservatives in Europe. He gave an interview to Breitbart. How (un)usual would such statement be for any US ambassador, what kind of effect this might have Europe-US relations? Read few comments.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. Credit: https://www.state.gov

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Merkel’s legacy: What does she want?

This is almost for sure the last term (some observers even claim that probably not a full term) for Chancellor Angela Merkel. In your opinion, what kind of legacy she would like to see at the end of her last term, what is she willing to do for her own legacy? Read few comments.

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

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How will another GroKo affect SPD, Merkel, Germany, EU?

How do you read the results of SPD referendum, what do they mean for SPD, Germany and Europe? Read few comments.
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