Past Features

January 20, 2016

Germans Interrupt Merkel's Dream
A history lesson needed?
Breitbart -- January 19, 2016 
German Minister Slams Merkel, Warns Failure to Close Border Will 'Force Europe to Its Knees'
    In a direct challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel's authority, her transport minister has called for a “plan B” regarding the migrant crisis. Warning that offering a “friendly face” is not enough, he said that failure to close the border will “drive Europe to its knees”.
London Guardian  
Angela Merkel faces party rebellion over Germany's stance on refugees
    About 40 members of German chancellor's conservative party have called for an about-face on her liberal refugee policy
    About 40 rebels from German chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party have sent her a letter demanding an about-face on her liberal refugee policy.
    Citing slipping poll numbers and mounting scepticism among Germans about the country's ability to handle the influx, which brought nearly 1.1 million newcomers last year, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) MPs said Merkel must face up to reality.

Leader of Merkel's Bavarian allies collapses at party event
    The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavaria-based conservative allies on Tuesday collapsed during a speech at a party event but then recovered, a party member said.
    Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), delivered the rest of his speech sitting and underwent a check-up by medics, CSU Secretary-General Andreas Scheuer told reporters.