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Latest update : 2013-12-19

Merkel re-elected: Germany's plan for Europe (part 2)

Call it an unwritten rite of passage. No sooner has a new leader in Paris or Berlin been sworn in than they cross the Rhine for dinner and a date. Wedged between her swearing-in and Thursday's EU summit in Brussels, Angela Merkel is in Paris. She was re-elected with 42% of the vote; impressive, but short of an outright majority. She’s now in a grand coalition with the Social Democrat opposition. What can France's Socialist president hope for from Merkel’s term, and what’s in store for Europe?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Cristopher Davis

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Joachim BITTERLICH

Former German ambassador to NATO

Matthias FEKL

Socialist member of French Parliament

Jean-Paul BETBEZE

Founder, Betbeze advisors group

Laurent PINSOLLE

Spokesperson, "Debout la République" (neo-Gaullist party)

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-08 Syria

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 1)

Angela Merkel is a woman on a deadline. The German chancellor is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 2)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-04 Syria

From bad to worse? Syria refugee crisis deepens, fighting intensifies (part 1)

On the ground in Syria, the situation is getting worse with news of starvation in besieged villages and the regime intensifying shelling around rebel-held Aleppo with Russian air...

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2016-02-03 UK

Let's talk Brexit: Cameron defends EU proposal in front of UK parliament (part 2)

Sovereignty seems to be at the heart of what makes Britons tick. Britain wants to play by its own rules but unfortunately for David Cameron, that's not really the idea enshrined...

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