Merkel’s CDU coalition partner, the CSU, are demanding Merkel reaches a satisfactory agreement over EU asylum policy.
There are profound splits in Europe over migration with East European countries refusing to take in quotas of migrants. Italy has also joined the opposition.
This means it is unlikely there’ll be anything from tomorrow’s emergency European summit to placate the CSU. Continue reading “Germany’s coalition threatened over EU migration”
Every day brings fresh speculation of a challenge to Theresa May’s leadership.
There’s a rising volume of discontent over the Brexit negotiations in the Conservative Party.
A bad set of results in this May’s local elections could be a catalyst for a leadership challenge. Continue reading “Will there be Theresa May after May?”
The outcome of the SPD‘s Sunday’s conference on the grand coalition (GroKo) deal is still difficult to call. The votes from the state parties that have made recommendations are too few to serve as a reliable indicator.
SPD leader Schulz has toured the federal parties this week to persuade a sceptical membership to back GroKo at this Sunday’s conference. Continue reading “Close SPD GroKo vote expected”
The GroKo talks between the Merkel led CDU/CSU block and Schulz’s SPD ended on Friday with smiles all round. Now a few days later the smiles have given way to acrimony and splits. Continue reading “GroKo, smiles to acrimony and splits”