Germany's Political Woes Spell Trouble for Europe
Nov 7, 2018 | 12:30 GMT
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- Germany has entered a period of political turbulence that will likely reduce the effectiveness of the federal government and its influence on European Union affairs.
- In the coming months, the main threat to the continuity of the German government will come from the Social Democratic Party, which is mulling whether to withdraw from the governing coalition.
- Over time, Germany's political polarization could make it harder for Berlin to accommodate its partners in Southern Europe, which would reduce the room for compromise on EU issues.