Germany's conservative parties have reached a last-gasp agreement on asylum policy to salvage the coalition. But did their spat cost Germany its reputation for political stability? Guests: Derek Scally (Irish Times), Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico), Nina Haase (DW)
Our guests are:
Derek Scally is a correspondent for the Irish Times. He says: “Germany's stability obsession has done more harm than good to democracy in the Merkel era. More flexibility will bring fresh air, fresh thinking and fresh partners into the political game."
Matthew Karnitschnig is the chief Europe correspondent for Politico. He says: “German politics is becoming less boring, not less stable. There's a good name for the type of confrontation we've seen in Berlin over the past few weeks: Democracy.”
Nina Haase is head of DW’s domestic politics departement. And she says: "The anti-immigrant AfD party is the only winner in the current government crisis. This is bad news for Chancellor Merkel and for the EU."