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Following increasing tensions within the German government over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handing of the refugee crisis, Pawel Swidlicki argues that while her position is secure, in the longer term the crisis could solidify the divide on the right of German politics with concerning implications.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

Following increasing tensions within the German government over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handing of the refugee crisis, Pawel Swidlicki argues that while her position is secure, but that in the longer term the crisis could solidify the divide on the right of German politics with concerning implications.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

Contrary to initial expectations, the Portuguese Socialist Party looks set to vote down the centre-right minority government that Prime Minister-designate Pedro Passos Coelho is about to form – and push ahead with negotiations over a leftist alliance that would involve the openly anti-euro Communist Party. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at the latest developments.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

Contrary to initial expectations, the Portuguese Socialist Party looks set to vote down the centre-right minority government that Prime Minister-designate Pedro Passos Coelho is about to form – and push ahead with negotiations over a leftist alliance that would involve the openly anti-euro Communist Party. Open Europe’s Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at the latest developments.

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Posted by Vincenzo Scarpetta

Ahead of Sunday’s Polish elections, Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki assesses the prospects for a change of government and looks at the likely implications of this for Poland’s EU policies and its stance towards David Cameron’s EU renegotiation.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki

Ahead of Sunday’s Polish elections, Open Europe’s Pawel Swidlicki assesses the prospects for a change of government and looks at the likely implications of this for Poland’s EU policies and its stance towards David Cameron’s EU renegotiation.

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Posted by Pawel Swidlicki