September 28, 2021

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

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From BBC Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor. The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of talks with Mrs Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was “no basis of trust” between […]

Migrant crisis: Germany’s Merkel says EU quotas are a ‘first step’

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From BBC Mandatory quotas determining how many migrants each European Union country should take in are a “first step”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says. She was speaking as the EU continues to grapple with a huge influx of migrants, which peaked at the weekend. The European Commission is set to announce plans on Wednesday, including […]