FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 13 (2016)   

Will Angela Merkel cope with the populist challenge?
The German chancellor faces ­opposition to her migration policies in Europe and at home

Published 24.5.2016

Niklas Helwig
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Angela Merkel is known for her ability to forge EU deals and demobilize the opposition at home. Now, however, the migration crisis is limiting her possibilities to reconcile different views in Europe, Germany and her own coalition – edging her chancellorship to the brink.