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A Convergence of Issues Weighs on Germany

Adriano Bosoni
Senior Europe Analyst, Stratfor
Feb 13, 2020 | 17:23 GMT
This photo show former German Christian Democratic Union party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who resigned earlier in February.

The resignation of Christian Democratic Union party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who many thought would succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, has proven to be a distraction for Germany's governing coalition.

(ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Companies and households in Germany will face several sources of risk throughout the year, including political risk from the country's fragile government coalition; economic risk connected to global trade uncertainty and threats to Germany’s exports; and institutional risk, caused by strategic divisions within the European Union that will make it...

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