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  • Angela Merkel, Teflon No Longer

    06/23/2018 2:01:38 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 21, 2018 | Doug Bandow
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel could be out of a job and her country headed towards elections barely 100 days after the formation of her new government, which took six months to form. It would be a performance worthy of, well, Italy, and all because the stolid, reliable Bavarian conservatives who spent years acting as a doormat for her chancellorship turned into raging populists. They now demand that Berlin bar entry of foreign migrants from other European Union states. A majority of Germans are in agreement. That makes even less realistic French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed “reforms” that would shift even...
  • Migrant Crisis Could Sink Merkel as Populists Boycott EU Summit, Italy Threatens to Vote Down Deal

    06/23/2018 3:25:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23, June 2018 | Jack Mongomery
    Anti-mass migration national leaders in Central Europe and Italy are openly defying Germany’s Angela Merkel, who is facing political oblivion amid an asylum scandal and threats by Bavarian conservatives to walk out of her coalition government. The German chancellor was crowned the new leader of the free world by the mainstream media after Donald Trump ascended to the presidency of the United States on an anti-globalist platform, but has been stumbling from crisis to catastrophe ever since. This began with her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party posting its worst result since 1949 in the 2017 federal elections, forcing her to...
  • Almost half of Germans want Merkel to resign, poll shows (WINNING!)

    06/22/2018 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    The Local DE ^ | 06/22/2018
    (Be still my heart) A survey carried out by YouGov on Friday shows 43% of Germans want Merkel to resign. 42% want her to stay and 15% offered no opinion.
  • Trump 'threw' Starburst on table during G7 talks, told Merkel 'don't say I never give you anything'

    06/20/2018 9:27:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    AOL ^ | June 21, 2018 | Staff
    The recent G-7 Summit has been largely described a contentious event, and, according to CBS News senior global affairs contributor Ian Bremmer, it included a moment in which President Trump reportedly “threw” Starburst on the table. Bremmer told CBS News on Wednesday that during a discussion about the joint G-7 statement, the U.S. president “stood up, he put his hand in his pocket, his suit jacket pocket, and he took two Starburst candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, ‘Here Angela, don’t say I never give you anything.’” Days later, Trump took another swipe at the...
  • For Christians and Jews, Germany's Alternatives to Merkel Are Equally Unpromising

    06/17/2018 8:24:18 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 2017 | Rod Dreher
    Germany has much more severed itself from God and Christian tradition than the US. The culture is deeply anti-Christian. AfD and PEGIDA [German nationalist, anti-Islam movement] for example long for a return to the days of a thoroughly Christian culture only in as far as “personal peace and prosperity” is concerned as Schaeffer put it way back when. Unless there is a bottom up moral cultural renewal in this country/on this continent, parties such as AfD or movements such as PEGIDA will be hapless, romantic attempts to impose some well-meant principles/policies on a people that have given up on God....
  • 'We might have a new situation' German MP predicts Merkel could be OUSTED end of NEXT WEEK

    06/16/2018 11:15:14 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 102 replies
    express.co.uk via DRUDGE ^ | Jun 16, 2018 | Alessandra Scotto di Santolo
    GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel could lose her powerful seat in the heart of Europe as soon as next week amid clashes within her coalition Government over EU migration policies, claimed German MP Kai Whittaker.Speaking on BBC World at One, the German politician claimed clashes between Angela Merkel and German interior minister Horst Seehofer could result in a "new political situation" in Germany by the end of next week. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician said it was still unclear in Berlin what the essence of the disagreement between the Chancellor and Mr Seehofer was and that other members of the...
  • Merkel faces defiance as poll shows support for tougher stance on migrants

    06/16/2018 2:59:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    AFP via France 24 ^ | 2018-06-15
    As Chancellor Angela Merkel fights to save her government in a heated battle over immigration, an opinion poll Friday showed most Germans support the tougher line of her rebel interior minister. The survey found that 62 percent of respondents were in favor of turning back undocumented migrants at the border, in line with the stance of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who is openly challenging Merkel. And 86 percent want faster deportations of rejected asylum seekers, a process now often held up by bureaucratic hurdles and legal challenges, according to the Infratest dimap poll. The survey turns up the pressure on...
  • The Final Destruction of Western Europe, Brought to you by Frau Merkel

    06/15/2018 3:25:47 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Germany’s perpetual chancellor, former East German communist apparatchik Angela Merkel, still stands firm in regard to her “open borders” policy. According to her spokesman on Friday, Merkel opposes Bavarian demands to close Germany’s borders, and turn the so-called refugees back, a move demanded by Merkel’s conservative allies. Why, you asked? Merkel claims that such an “unilateral” move would weaken the European Union. Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert was quoted as saying: “We must not contribute to weakening the European Union and purely national measures setting the tone again in Europe” Actually, all of Europe is revolting against the insanity that has...
  • Opinion: Asylum row could bring down Angela Merkel's government

    06/14/2018 9:53:29 PM PDT · by pepsionice · 61 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 14 June 2016 | Jens Thurau
    A glaring rift has emerged between Angela Merkel's conservative CDU and its Bavarian CSU sister party over how to deal with asylum-seekers. The days of Germany's coalition government could be numbered.
  • End for Merkel? Power struggle with minister threatens to collapse coalition

    06/14/2018 3:57:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 14 June 2018 14:34 CEST+02:00
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a tense showdown Thursday within her divided conservative camp over the flashpoint issue of immigration that could threaten her political future. Merkel was confronted with an open rebellion by her hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, long a fierce critic of her liberal stance on refugees who wants to toughen border controls. After late-night talks between them failed to resolve the dispute, a parliamentary session Thursday was suspended to allow the rival camps — Merkel’s CDU and its traditional sister party from Bavaria, Seehofer’s CSU — to each huddle for strategy talks. Seehofer has demanded, as...
  • Angela Merkel accuses US of running trade surplus — if you include services

    06/12/2018 10:29:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.12.2018 | dm/cmk (Reuters, dpa)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday struck back at US President Donald Trump’s repeated complaints over the US trade deficit. Merkel pointed out the United States actually runs a significant account surplus with Europe if one factors services into the equation. She went on to say that the current accounting systems for global trade needed to be updated to also take services into account. “Trade surpluses are calculated in a relatively old-fashioned way nowadays,” she told an audience of businessmen at the Christian Democratic Union’s Economic Council Conference in Berlin. “If services are included in the trade balance, then the...
  • US about to slap disobedient European firms with sanctions over Russian gas project

    06/11/2018 12:54:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    RT ^ | June 2018 | Jonathan Ernst
    The White House is on the verge of introducing penalties against companies engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will deliver Russian natural gas to the EU across the Baltic Sea. Apart from Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom, the project is being undertaken by German energy firms Wintershall and Uniper, French multinational Engie, British-Dutch oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell, and Austrian energy company OMV. Initially, Gazprom's European partners were planning to become stakeholders in the Nord Stream 2 AG, which is registered in Switzerland. However, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Poland’s...
  • Merkel: G-7 summit with Trump was a 'sobering' experience

    06/11/2018 10:43:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 38 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 06/11/2018
    FRANKFURT, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel found the contentious Group of Seven summit with U.S. President Donald Trump a "sobering" and "depressing" experience but said European leaders won't be "taken advantage of" on trade. She conceded in an interview on German public television Sunday that the meeting's outcome "wasn't a great thing." "I have spoken of a sobering experience, which for me is a lot," she added. Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and the other leaders clashed with Trump over steel and aluminum tariffs as well as his decision to abandon a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear...
  • Trump at G7: Who's who in Merkel's photo?

    06/09/2018 10:19:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 2018-06-10
    Trump at G7: Who's who in Merkel's photo? It was always slated to be a tense and awkward G7 summit and an Instagram post from the official account of German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to have captured one of those moments. Here's a who's who of the people pictured, and where they stand on the trade row: 1. Donald Trump, US president: Mr Trump shocked America's allies - namely the EU, Mexico and Canada - when he recently announced a 25% tariff on imports of steel and 10% on aluminium from these countries. They are all threatening retaliatory measures and...
  • Merkel’s pool dance

    06/09/2018 8:11:59 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 28 replies
    https://youtu.be/sv-0XjrBVT0 ^ | An American In Turkiye
    The REAL merkel...
  • Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

    06/07/2018 10:42:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | David Ljunggren, Jean-Baptiste Vey
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. In a bid to rebuild America’s industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. He has threatened to use national security laws to do the same for foreign car imports and has walked back on environmental...
  • Photo of Merkel, Trump Goes Viral

    06/09/2018 6:17:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 213 replies
    MSN ^ | 6-9-2018 | Gillian Edevane
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared a picture on her official Instagram account that shows her staring down President Donald Trump during the G-7 Summit in Canada this weekend. True to form, online commenters have since turned the photo into a humorous caption contest. Merkel—or an aide that runs her account—shared the picture on Saturday, as Trump was preparing to depart early from the meeting in Montréal, Quebec ahead of a high-stakes Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The photo depicts Trump sitting behind a table with his arms crossed, while stony-faced aides and leaders look in his direction....
  • Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

    06/07/2018 10:09:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 05, 2018 04:12 PM | René Pfister
    When Angela Merkel visited her party’s parliamentary group in mid-April, she didn’t talk about how she wants to change the pension system. Tolls on German highways were also not on her list, nor were all the problems with diesel emissions in the country. She didn’t even complain about the Christian Social Union (CSU), the outspoken Bavarian sister party to her Christian Democrats. Instead, she wanted to talk about the Peace of Augsburg, signed in 1555. […] […] If you look at the world through her lens, the riders of the apocalypse are already appearing on the horizon. […] In her...
  • Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump

    06/06/2018 10:13:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 June 2018 14:55 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expected “contentious discussions” at a G7 summit this week, given differences with US President Donald Trump on trade, climate and security. Speaking two days before the Canada meeting of the club of major industrialized democracies, Merkel also said the leaders may not necessarily manage to agree on a final joint statement. “I think everyone knows there will be difficult discussions there, because G7 summits deal with the global economy, trade, climate protection, development—and foreign policy,” she told German parliament. […] Merkel vowed to enter the talks “in good faith”, but stressed that...
  • Angela Merkel dashes Emmanuel Macron’s eurozone dreams

    06/04/2018 11:50:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    politico.eu ^ | June 5, 2018 | Matthew Karnitschnig and Pierre Briançon
    ... In Berlin, Macron’s proposals were met with a combination of skepticism and fear, especially among Merkel’s conservative base. Though no country has benefited more than Germany from the currency union, many Germans remain convinced that much of the rest of Europe — particularly the Mediterranean states — is trying to pick its pockets. The Greek bailouts, which cost Germany little in the grander scheme of things, only hardened that impression. In fact, for much of the German establishment, Macron’s ideas are nothing less than an open invitation to raid Berlin’s treasury.