Two Weeks for Merkel: What’s in Store for the Chancellor and the Migrants

Photo: Wikimedia commons
Photo: Wikimedia commons

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. 


Trump ordered Mexican Border Wall


On Wednesday, January 25th, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order starting the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. The new president also claimed that Mexico would pay for the wall “100%.”

Building a 2,000 mile (3,200 km) barrier along the Mexican border was one of Mr. Trump’s key pledges in his election campaign.