Spiegel online International: The Isolated Chancellor: What Is Driving Angela Merkel? By Markus Feldenkirchen and René Pfister.
“Chancellor Angela Merkel spent a decade amassing political capital. Now, with the refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, she has decided to spend it. With her legacy in the balance, she has finally found an issue to fight for. But why now?”
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