Tag: Bavaria (Germany)

Saturday Profile: The Man They Call ‘Germany’s Trump’

He has always been a shrewd communicator. In the beer tent recently he spoke for nearly an hour without notes. A near-teetotaler, he drinks diet soda or water, unless there is a camera — then he will nip on a beer as well. Strikingly tall — he stands about 6 feet, 6 inches tall, he […]

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For Europe, Cutting the Flow of Migrants Challenges Basic Ideals

But is this the Europe of its founders, or is it something harsher, less optimistic and self-confident? Mr. Kurz, whose country has just taken over the revolving presidency of the European Union, declined to answer this directly, but he acknowledged that this was “an important moment, a very sensitive time.” The issue burst into the […]

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The Interpreter: Germany’s Europe-Shaking Political Crisis, Explained

Has the German migrant fight been resolved? Maybe, but probably not. Late Monday, Ms. Merkel announced a compromise deal. Germany would set up camps along the Austrian border to house secondary migrants while their status was reviewed. Any arrival found to have registered for temporary status in a different European Union country (think Italy, Greece, […]

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Will the German Center Right Collapse?

That may not be what Mr. Seehofer has in mind, though. In recent years he has been building a relationship with Europe’s other emerging right-wing leaders, especially President Viktor Orban of Hungary, and reversing the C.S.U.’s traditionally strong commitment to the European Union. And, foreshadowing a possible alliance with the Alternative for Germany, Mr. Seehofer […]

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Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque — and Angry

MUNICH — All seems well in Bavaria. The streets are clean, unemployment is practically nonexistent, social benefits are generous and a vibrant sense of identity infuses small villages and big cities alike: Even teenagers sometimes don dirndls and lederhosen for a night out at the disco. Yet this is the new angry center of Europe, […]

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Fact Check: Trump’s Tweet About Germany

The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!

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Merkel Seeks Migration Compromise to Keep Coalition Together

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rebellious interior minister huddled with their parties on Monday in an effort to defuse a brewing dispute over her refugee policy that is threatening to bring down the German government only three months after it was sworn in. At the heart of the dispute is a pledge by […]

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Crosses Go Up in Public Offices. It’s Culture, Bavaria Says, Not Religion.

When the order came to hang a cross in the entrance of every state building in Bavaria, the mayor of Deggendorf was not particularly bothered by the religious symbolism. Crosses are already ubiquitous in Deggendorf, a picture-perfect town on the Danube. There is one in his office and another in the room where town officials […]

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