Tag "Angela Merkel"

Back to homepage
Europe Politics

Will Germany’s regional elections be the beginning of the end for Merkel?

Upcoming regional elections on Sunday March 13 will see a rise of the anti-immigrant party AfD at the expanse of Merkel’s ruling party and coalition partners. But will this trigger

Europe Politics

Merkel faces cracks in coalition over refugee policy

The spate of violence on New Year’s Eve in Germany has caused a national scandal and created rifts within Angela Merkel’s governing coalition. The wave of violence which occurred in

Economics International

New Russia sanctions a further blow to efforts to end Syria conflict

The new U.S and EU sanctions against Russia that came into effect last month are part of the ongoing response to the Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine and its support

Europe Politics

What to expect in Europe in 2016

In addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit

Europe Security

Four political risks following the terror attacks in Paris

The tragic terror attacks in Paris on November 13th bring simmering local and regional political risks to a boil.  When calling Friday’s terrorist attacks in the French capital an act

Europe Politics

Switzerland moves right following parliamentary elections

The people of Switzerland cast their vote on a new parliament with massive support for the anti-immigration SVP. Conservative parties now cover about half of the lower house’s seats. The

Europe Politics

Angela Merkel’s mixed role in Germany’s refugee crisis

Germany’s leadership role in the European refugee crisis has been widely recognised, but Chancellor Angela Merkel faces domestic pressure surrounding her policies. Germany’s response to the European refugee crisis has

Europe Politics

Greece and Europe enter uncharted waters

Greece has voted “No” to its international creditors’ bailout proposal, supporting the left-wing Syriza Government in a high-stakes referendum. The Sunday poll, in which Greece voted “No” to its international

Middle East/North Africa Politics

The moral dilemma of Egypt’s President al-Sisi

If the world wants to accept the economic successes of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, it must also accept the terrible cost in human rights. Since winning last year’s election

Europe Middle East/North Africa

Four takeaways from Sisi’s visit to Germany

Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, held off on hosting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, but eventually gave in. As Europe’s largest economy continues exercising soft power, how does the Arab world’s