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Germany: Merkel’s sports minister causes trouble (Engelstalig)

The German CSU was to propose a plan to turn away migrants at the border who had registered elsewhere in the EU, prompting a veto from Merkel and leading to a showdown. The current deal provides Merkel with a two-week deadline to try to find (bilateral) deals in Europe.

Economisch commentaar

Was nun, Mutti? II: Merkel fights for her political future (Engelstalig)

The breaking down of ‘Jamaica’-coalition talks last night brings unprecedented political uncertainty to Germany. Political initiative and control is moving away from Merkel towards the President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who can ultimately trigger new elections.

Themabericht Engelstalige versie

Duitse verkiezingen: Was nun Mutti?

Hoewel Merkel de verwachtte winnaar was van de Duitse verkiezingen afgelopen zondag, suggereert de uitkomst een verschuiving in het Duitse politieke landschap waarbij de populistische extreemrechtse AfD derde werd. Nu begint het moeizame proces om een werkbare coalitie te smeden.


Germany: stable economic growth with challenges ahead (Engelstalig)

The German economy performs well on the back of a competitive export sector and is rebalancing towards domestic demand, driven by a strong labour market. The recent surge in immigration poses a significant challenge for the German economy.