German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs allies among EU leaders in her search for a 'European solution' to the migration crisis. But they are getting thin on the ground, and some have even come out against her.
At the European level, German chancellor Angela Merkel has been the undisputed number one head of state and government for some time. But since the beginning of the migration crisis, she is looking increasingly lonely. Especially now, given the domestic political pressures she faces, Merkel is more dependent on supporters in Brussels. So, what can she expect from other leaders as they meet in Brussels?