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'No Help from Berlin' Angela Merkel: Act Four

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'No Help from Berlin' Angela Merkel: Act Four

As Britain obsesses over Brexit and our future relationship with the EU, we are discovering a new-found interest for – or suddenly waking up to the importance of - continental politics. The fates of Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel matter more to us now than ever, as both have a hand in the future of the UK outside the bloc. With just over a month to go until the German elections on 24th September, friend of Atlas, Omar El-Nahry, explains the internal mechanics of the contest, and why no outcome is likely to enhance the UK’s negotiating position.

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