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Martin Schulz's SDP has been under pressure to form an alliance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition and head off another election

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election.

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Former EU President Could Be On Course To Dethrone Merkel

Opinion polls indicate that Martin Schulz, the former President of the European Parliament who has been selected as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the German chancellorship, may be set to end Angela Merkel’s almost twelve-year reign. Opinion polls

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Merkel Government ‘Incapacitated’ Over Migrant Issue

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government dismissed charges on Monday that it has become “incapacitated” because of its failure to agree on a strategy on the refugee question that has sent Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approval ratings falling to five-year lows.

Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin speaking in parliament at a debate about Stockholm’s assistance to Ramallah, March 4, 2016

WATCH: Sweden Refuses To Link Palestinian Aid To Incitement

The Times of Israel reports: Financial aid to the Palestinian Authority should be granted irrespective of its educational policies, anti-Israel or anti-Semitic incitement, a Swedish minister said. Speaking in parliament at a debate Friday about Stockholm’s assistance to Ramallah, Minister

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Merkel’s Party, Sliding in Polls, Explores Speedy Repatriation Centres

A senior figure in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party has proposed setting up “border centres” along the frontier with Austria to speed up the repatriation of those asylum seekers deemed unqualified to stay. Julia Kloeckner, leader of Merkel’s Christian Democrats