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Latest update : 2018-01-11

Merkel's last chance? German chancellor in crunch coalition talks

Germany has been in a holding pattern since September 24, when citizens voted in a general election where the big centre-right and centre-left blocs underperformed badly. And when Germany's in a holding pattern, Europe's in a holding pattern. Why is a nation that boasts near-full employment and robust growth finding it so hard to form a government? Is this Angela Merkel's last chance?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Elisabeth HUMBERT DORFMULLER

Member of the SPD party

Jan EICHHORN

Research Director, D|Part Think Tank

Josef JOFFE

Editor of Die Zeit

Guillaume DUVAL

Columnist, Economic Alternatives

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2018-07-19 François PICARD

Heavy meddle: Is Russia outmanoeuvring the West?

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2018-07-18 Americas

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Has Nicaragua reached its boiling point? What started as peaceful protests against pension reform has descended into a brutal crackdown by forces loyal to longtime president...

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2018-07-17 François PICARD

Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

Is it collusion? Donald Trump has returned home to a political storm after his summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin. What to make of Trump's praise for the Russian president...

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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