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Divisions within Germany's ruling coalition over refugees have started to jeopardize Chancellor Angela Merkel's control of the government. To put down a rebellion launched by her own interior minister, Horst Seehofer of the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union, Merkel now must secure agreements with other European Union member states to bring order to Europe's asylum system.And that, in turn, requires German concessions on eurozone reforms.During a recent summit with Macron at the German chancellor's residence in Meseberg, Merkel agreed to far more ambitious reforms than anyone expected.Merkel knows the European and German political scene better than anyone.Given the risks Merkel faces, Macron cannot expect her to stick her neck out too much. Moreover, he himself will have to tread carefully, because Merkel is one of his only allies within the EU. Even if a suitable candidate could be found to replace Merkel, that person would not be able to match her in standing up to the likes of Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump.
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