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Latest update : 2017-11-20

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the driver's seat to form the next government but after nearly two months of negotiations, the odds of uncertainty have shot up in Germany. Political rivals are quick to blame the Liberals. But is it the FDP's Christian Lindner that's the problem? Or an Angela Merkel who's been known to eat coalition partners for breakfast?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Maya-Anaïs YATAGHÈNE, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN and François PICARD.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Yascha MOUNK

Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Roland TICHY

Editor in chief, Tichy's Einblick

Elisabeth HUMBERT DORFMULLER

Member of the SPD

Jessica SALTZ

FRANCE 24 correspondent in Berlin

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2017-12-14 Brexit

May overruled: Brexit momentum thwarted by Tory rebellion

Just when it seemed the tide had finally turned in Theresa May's favour, she suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Commons, with parliament now having greater say on a...

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2017-12-13 Africa

How to patrol the Sahara? The challenges facing G5 Sahel joint force

Timbuktu may be 4,000 kilometers from Europe's shores - yet how to keep the Sahel safe is a question that needs answers on both sides of the Mediterranean. Nearly five years...

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2017-12-12 environment

One Planet Summit: Who's going to pay for the switch to renewable energy?

It's all fine and good to denounce fossil fuels and call for the switch to renewable energy. But who's going to pay for it? Two years after the Paris Agreement, world leaders are...

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2017-12-11 Middle East

Game changer? Middle East diplomacy after Trump's Jerusalem move

Since Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, the entire Middle East appears on the verge of bursting into flames. Meanwhile, against the...

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2017-12-07 Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Peacemaker? Erdogan's historic visit to Greece

Even when Recep Tayyip Erdogan is supposed to be burying the hatchet, the Turkish president still somehow manages to take on all comers. He kicked off an historic two-day visit...

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