Politics and policies of the EU-Turkey Summit

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A man holds up a poster written with 'Thank you, Ms. Merkel' ahead of the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a campaign event for the Baden-Wuerttemberg CDU (Christian Democratic Union) parliamentary elections in Nuertingen, Germany, 08 March 2016.

The balance of politics and policies is central to the longevity of a politician; Mrs. Merkel is the longest serving Chancellor in German history


Some of the migrants on the border with Greece have been naming Chancellor Merkel, asking for her intervention for borders to open.

the politics of Germany

That has been a political curse, with the far-right seeing for the first time since the Second World War double digit scores in local elections, eroding the Chancellor’s Christian Democratic conservative base.

Alas, for the Chancellor, this personal connection with the migrants has been also a blessing. The UN Secretary, Ban Ki-Moon,...


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