The chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, held a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron during which they discussed potential ways to solve the EU migration crisis. This meeting took place against the background of a deep internal political crisis in the Bundesrepublik: the presidium of the Bavarian CSU party, which is led by foreign minister Horst Seehofer, has given chancellor Merkel two weeks to solve the problem of illegal migration, that is to say, until 28 June, when an EU summit will be held.
After incredibly long negotiations, mutual accusations, and the publication of anti-ratings, the three potential partners of a ruling coalition for Germany have finally come to an agreement, as was reported by the press agency DPA. The conservative CDU-CSU bloc and the SPD have agreed on a 28-page document, which is to become the foundation for a new coalition agreement. The social democrats approved the paper the last.
Almost half of German citizens (47%) has expressed the opinion that German Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel should leave her post before the end of her mandate.
The poll was conducted by the sociological service YouGov for the agency DPA. About two thousand citizens of Germany with the right to vote participated in the poll.
36% expressed the opinion, that Merkel should remain until the end of her term in 2021.