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Merkel under pressure: How stable is Germany?

Germany is in disarray after coalition talks broke down dramatically. What does it mean for Chancellor Merkel? Or for the rest of Europe? Our guests: Anna Sauerbrey (Der Tagesspiegel), Judy Dempsey (Carnegie Europe), Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico)

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Our guests: 

Matthew Karnitschnig, Chief Europe Correspondent, Politico.
He says:  "Germany will remain stable with or without Merkel. What this crisis shows is how mature Germany's democracy has become." 

 

 

Judy Dempsey, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe.
She says: "Germany is Europe's newest problem. The collapse of coalition talks in Berlin will have serious repurcussions for the rest of the EU."

 

 

 

Anna Sauerbrey, Senior Editor, Der Tagesspiegel.
She says: "Germany is not turning into Weimar. But there's a new disdain for compromise in this country that is deeply worrying."