By GPF Staff
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fighting to keep her government together. Her interior minister, with whom she has butted heads over the issue of immigration, has concluded that the agreements reached at last week’s EU summit are insufficient, and according to some reports, he has threatened to resign if upcoming meetings with Merkel do not go well. It’s always possible that they can patch things up, but the prospects for reconciliation look worse with each passing day. It won’t help that Eastern European states are claiming Merkel is playing up aspects of the agreement that they never actually agreed to.
As domestic politics consume Germany, the European Commission took a step toward punishing Poland. On Monday, the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against Poland in response to a new Polish law that lowers the retirement age for supreme court justices. This being the EU, the proceedings will be a protracted affair, an already monthslong