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Where European Populism Will Be Strongest In 2018 / by Tyler Durden / Dec 26, 2017 7:58 PM While the establishment may breathe a sigh of relief looking back at political developments and events in Europe – which was spared some of the supposedly “worst-case scenarios” including a Marine le Pen presidency, a Merkel loss and a Geert Wilders victory – in 2017, any victory […]

Merkel Struggles to Regain Control: I Expect Chaos / by Mike Mish Shedlock / November 27, 2017 FDP made a wise choice bowing out of the “Jamaica” coalition talks. It will be the beneficiary of the pending chaos. Talk Talk Talk Eurointelligence has some interesting commentary regarding FDP’s decision to back out of coalition talks with Angela Merkel. Let’s tune in. We noted a […]

“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 […]

Early Thoughts / by Marc Chandler / Sep 24, 2017 Merkel is Queen of the Ball but her dancing partners will change. Rather that waltz with the SPD, she may have to first give other suitors a chance.  The FDP is her natural partner, and the Greens may be more interested in sharing power than ideological purity.  They have courted in […]

Merkel Poised for 4th Term as Head of Europe/Germany / by Martin Armstrong / Sep 23, 2017  The German election takes place tomorrow, with Chancellor Angela Merkel the favorite to defend her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term in power. The AfD will for the first time win seats Bundestag elections. The the union parties and the SPD are losing approval while Merkel’s party, CDU […]

Germany Confiscating Homes To Use For Migrants / by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute / May 15, 2017 In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen […]

Merkel Says Netherlands Election Provides “Clear Signal”: Investigating the Coalition Math / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / March 16, 2017 In the wake of the Dutch election yesterday, let’s review coalition math and possibilities. The above chart from Dutch Voters Crush Hopes of Populist Wilders. For starters, that headline is a bit over the top. Support for Rutte picked up when he adopted a much stricter stance […]

The “Impossible” Happens in Germany / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / February 6, 2017 I am pleased (mostly) to report the “impossible” has happened.  Support for SPD has risen 10 percentage points in two weeks. Hermann Binkert, head of the Insa polling agency, stated “I would have said it was impossible to improve your ratings by 10 percentage points in 14 days. […]

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 […]

Merkel To Seek Fourth Term As German Chancellor / by Tyler Durden / Nov 20, 2016 Despite some rumors and speculation that Merkel may call it a day after being the most important woman in Europe for over a decade, having served as chancellor of Europe’s biggest economy for 11 years, on Sunday Merkel told leading members of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) that […]