Sun Begins to Set on Merkel’s Powerful Reign Over Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is becoming increasingly isolated within Europe as well as within her own party as the EU struggles to cope with the refugee crisis and limps from panic to panic within the Eurozone.
Merkel celebrated ten years as Chancellor last year and has been the leader of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for 16 years. During that time, she has dominated EU politics and enjoyed considerable popular support at home. She was seen as unassailable.