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With Brexit just one of EU's headaches, Merkel avoids rocking the boat

5 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

As another five-year term begins, the bloc is straining for unity across a range of issues When the German chancellor was asked this week why she would not railroad Italy and the so-called Visegrád group of countries - Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary - into accepting the former Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans, a critic of populist governments, as European commission president , Angela Merkel's answer was telling. “The Brexit is looming on the horizon,” Merkel said in reference to the need to avoid tensions when appointing the next head of the commission. “Other...
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