The Debate

And in the end... Merkel wins: German coalition survives after border compromise

Has Angela Merkel caved to hardliners... or once again quietly demolished a political rival? We'll read the fine print on a late-night compromise with her conservative interior minister on new transit centres for migrants at the Bavarian border. Has Merkel won, or is her grand coalition still on tenuous ground? On the day the new hardline Austrian chancellor visits Brussels to mark his country's six-month rotating presidency of the EU, what future for the ideals of the centre-right?


Produced by Charles Wente, Laure Fourquet and Maya-Anaïs Yataghène.

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