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“Merkel Will Have To Go”: Bill Blain On What’s Next For The Germans

“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there is the possibility the dancing bear will win..” After Sunday night’s shocking failure by Merkel to from a government (triggered by the Free Democrats walking out due to irreconcilable differences on refugee policy, energy policy and tax policy) the FT was quick to conclude that […]

“Worst Case Scenario” Looms As Merkel’s “Jamaica Coalition” Collapses; EUR Sinks

We warned on Friday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a 'night of the long knives' in her efforts to bring together the co-called 'Jamaica' coalition of four parties and after a desperate weekend of talks, Bloomberg reports Merkel's efforts at forming a coalition have failed meaning a second election looms and sending the euro […]

“We’ve Suffered A Crushing Defeat” Says Martin Schulz After Historic Merkel Victory In Today’s NRW Election

At the start of February, a shocking poll revealed that Germany’s Social Democrat, or SPD, party – under the new leadership of former Europarliament head Martin Schulz – had managed to overtake Angela Merkel’s dominant CDU ahead of Germany’s federal elections in the fall of 2017.  However, just three months later, “Schulz’ fairytale turned into […]

Germany Slams Trump’s Claim That It Owes “Vast Sums” To NATO And The U.S.

The pleasantries, lack of handshake between Trump and Merkel notwithstanding, are officially over. One day after Trump returned to his favorite medium to slam Germany for abusing NATO’s funding scheme, and US defense spending generosity, accusing Germany of owing “vast sums” of money to both NATO and the US, Germany has struck back. As a […]

German Default Risk Spikes To Highest Since Brexit As Merkel Lead Plunges To Multi-Year Low

Germany’s Social Democrats narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc to the closest in more than four years, reinforcing a poll bounce after they chose outsider Martin Schulz to challenge Europe’s longest-serving leader. As Bild reports, the 6-point surge in opposition support was the biggest ever recorded for the party… and may explain why […]

Merkel’s Human Rights Speaker Resigns Over Refugee Policy

Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Merkel’s human rights speaker, Erika Steinbach, resigned over the chancellor’s immigration policy. She also left the CDU party. Erika Steinbach, who’s been with Chancellor Merkel’s CDU for 43 years, has strongly criticized the leader’s handling of the migrant crisis. She claims conservatives have been sidelined in Germany’s main ruling […]

In 2017 Address, Merkel Decries “Distorted Picture” Of Refugee Policy “Painted By Populists”

In an awkwardly similar rhetoric to the failed slogan of Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her nation that "together, we are stronger. Our state is stronger," giving no ground on her increasingly questioned open-border refugee policy as she slammed the "distorted picture" being painted by populists. Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to stay […]

The Suicide Of Germany

Submitted by Guy Milliere via The Gatestone Institute, Of the 1.2 million migrants who arrived in Germany in 2014 and 2015, only 34,000 found work. Angela Merkel went to lay white roses at the scene of the Christmas market attack in Berlin. Thousands of Germans did the same. Many brought candles and cried. But anger […]

Merkel Declares War On “Fake News” As Europe Brands Russia’s RT, Sputnik “Dangerous Propaganda”

Picking up the torch on the most hotly debated topic by the humiliated US mainstream media, namely the spread of so-called “fake news” (not to be confused with Brian Williams lying for years on prime time TV, and which until recently was branded far simply as “conspiracy theory”), German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday […]