German MEP David McAllister of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats says the far right AfD is "a challenge for the whole political system in Germany."
European Union leaders fear Angela Merkel's weakened power could be a liability for the bloc. When it comes to political heavyweights in Europe, the German chancellor has long been top of the list.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't offer any new ideas during her long-awaited keynote speech at the European Parliament. The signal she sent was loud and clear, says DW's Bernd Riegert: Wait for my successor.
Serbian PM Ana Brnabic says her country is not ready to join and might not be by 2025. "I do not think that enlargement in the past was particularly successful," she tells Conflict Zone.
On Conflict Zone, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble discussed the chancellor's bombshell decision not to seek re-election. It was a "tectonic change," but he predicted Merkel would see out her term.
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