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  • Merkel loses trust

    Merkel loses trust

    In a remarkable moment of candour, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has admitted that “trust has been lost” with the regional election in Bavaria, a severe electoral setback for the coalition. There have been no resignations yet despite the disastrous result for two of her coalition partners. Nor for that matter has there been any …

    October 19, 2018
  • Chaotically stable

    Chaotically stable

    Sweden has trodden ground that was prepared in Germany and Italy with the marked ascendancy of the far-right in Sunday’s election. The striking feature of the outcome must be that while there are many losers, there are no spectacular winners. A coalition is almost inevitable as in Germany, but the process will take a while …

    September 15, 2018
  • Germany’s hope

    Germany’s hope

    It is a patchwork quilt that was woven in Berlin last Friday after five days of hectic talks ~ including a 24-hour “all-nighter” ~ on the formation of a coalition government in Germany. Governance has been in limbo for the past four months and the coalition agreement is a critical step towards giving the country …

    January 16, 2018
  • Germany’s Merkel embarks on new talks to form government

    Germany’s Merkel embarks on new talks to form government

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election. Merkel’s conservative Union bloc and the Social Democrats have run Germany together for the past four years. But the Social Democrats vowed to go …

    January 7, 2018