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Political doldrums in Germany

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit agree that the German governing coalition is running out of steam. READ MORE

Russian collusion charges rejected as selective

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

A pro-government columnist finds the charges of collusion with Russia, which have been levelled against critics of the liberal mainstream, as both ungrounded and selective. READ MORE

Angela Merkel meets V4 leaders

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Pro-government columnists commenting on the Bratislava summit disagree on whether German Chancellor Merkel has joined the Visegrád leaders in their stance against mass migration to Europe. READ MORE

Annagret Kramp elected as CDU leader

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing pundit speculate whether and how Annagret Kramp-Karrenbauer might restore the unity and popularity of the CDU. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel resigns from the party leadership

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Pundits right across the political spectrum discuss the broader implications of Angela Merkel’s decision to step down from the leadership of the CDU. READ MORE

Lessons of the Hessen state elections

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

A commentator in the leading pro-government daily thinks that the CDU is unlikely to regain its popularity as long as Chancellor Merkel runs the increasingly centrist party. READ MORE

Left-wing takes on the Bavarian election

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

A left-wing and a liberal commentator believe that the outcome of the Bavarian state election should not be interpreted solely in light of the dispute over migration. READ MORE

Dispute over EU border control plans

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Commenting on the plans to strengthen Frontex, a pro-government columnist agrees with the government’s position that EU member states should keep their sovereignty over border and immigration control. A conservative critic of the government believes that stronger EU border control is not intended to weaken sovereignty. READ MORE

Chancellor Merkel in peril

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist both think that Chancel Angela Merkel is in a difficult situation, and unless she overcomes the challengers she faces, she may soon lose power. READ MORE

Conflicting interpretations of the Chemnitz riots

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

A pro-government columnist sees the clashes in eastern Germany as proof of the failure of the open doors immigration policy followed by the German government, while his left-wing colleague thinks Mrs Merkel and her government are the only rampart against right-wing extremism. READ MORE