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This will, however, exclude postal votes, which will only be counted on 16 October… (although) the power balance between the large parties should be clear relatively soon on Sunday evening. Even a center-left coalition of all three small parties with the SPO would have no chance of overtaking the OVP and FPO.feedback
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Oct 13 2017
Carsten Nickel has been quoted 33 times in 19 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Carsten Nickel’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Carsten Nickel speaks about are Merkel, CDU, and coalition, for example. Most recently, Carsten Nickel was quoted in the article As tricky coalition talks loom, Merkel hopes for regional poll boost saying, “If Merkel managed to steal that state from the SPD, it would probably be a little bit of a boost. It would probably be slightly easier for her to argue internally for the required compromise and for striking the deals and so on that will be required over the next couple of weeks.”.
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Sep 21 2017

May might formally back the deal achieved over the summer between Chancellor Philip Hammond and Trade Secretary Liam Fox over the need for a transition period of around two to three years.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Single market

She might indicate her willingness to accept off-the-shelve rather than tailor-made institutional solutions for continued single market and customs union membership during that period; and she could signal the U.K.'s willingness to keep paying into the EU's budget during such a transition.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

The topic is still smoldering in the background and for me this is one of the wildcards to look for.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

The idea with asymmetric demobilization is that you keep political discussion generally at a low-level in order to not provide any point of entry or attack for the opponent. She cashes in on topics that the SPD would otherwise claim for themselves.feedback

May 15 2017 - German Politics

This is a veritable disaster for the party that has controlled the country's industrial heartland for almost half a century. This marks the end of the so-called Schulz effect, the euphoria that surrounded Merkel's popular challenger ever since his surprise nomination earlier this year. His immediate task now will be to relaunch the so-far exclusively personality-driven SPD campaign for the Bundestag elections; the party immediately needs to start focusing on policies to widen the SPD's appeal beyond its core electorate.feedback

Jan 25 2017 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

A left-of-center coalition against Merkel is not becoming any more likely with Schulz…The biggest obstacle to a Schulz-led government with the Greens and the post-communist Left is that if the AfD enters the Bundestag, the resulting fragmentation will make a left-wing coalition impossible numerically.feedback

Jan 25 2017 - German Politics

Opposition from the far-right alternative for Germany will force the chancellor to put up a fight; Schulz's nomination means that on top of this, she will face a center-left contender with the capacity for emotional messaging and no history in domestic German politics – the advantage of a fresh face in times of anti-establishment politics.feedback

Jan 17 2017

One reason is that the EU-27 will likely insist on discussing divorce proceedings first. The busy electoral calendar across Europe in 2017 further adds to this. In that sense, talks about the future EU-UK relationship might not get serious before 2018.feedback

Jan 17 2017 - Northern Ireland

Additional administrative burdens on businesses and the restoration of a border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are among the problematic effects.feedback

Jan 17 2017 - Single market

Even with May providing slightly greater clarity – or rather publicly embracing the inevitable (losing access to the single market) – the question of a transition deal will likely remain unresolved for the foreseeable future.feedback

Dec 07 2016

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi is set to announce an extension of his quantitative easing (QE) program after the bank's Governing Council meeting in Frankfurt on 8 December. The base case is an extension by six months, prolonging QE from its currently envisaged end date in March through September 201.feedback

Dec 01 2016 - Italian elections

Governing Italy has always been a difficult affair. Pushing reforms has been difficult.feedback

Sep 19 2016 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

Berlin's urban politics are hardly a blueprint for developments on the federal level. Still, tonight's (Sunday's) result was the weakest CDU showing ever in Berlin. For Merkel, the loss of yet another regional state government means that pressure from the CDU's Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will intensify further as of next week.feedback

Sep 16 2016 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

The next signpost to watch will be whether the CSU officially backs Merkel in time for the December CDU federal conference. But even if the Bavarians delay their decision until early 2017, the lack of alternatives means that time is on Merkel's side.feedback

Sep 16 2016 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

The negative implications of yet another strong AfD performance will further increase the pressure on Merkel.feedback

Sep 05 2016 - German Politics

In the capital, the strength of the AfD could force the CDU out of the grand coalition with the SPD.feedback

Aug 23 2016

I think Juppé is really the player to watch here, because Juppé has the ability to reach far into the political center and I think that is what is going to be required.feedback

Aug 23 2016 - Front National

Most likely the center-right candidate is going to face a run-off against Marine Le Pen from the far-right and what you need in that second-round run-off is that ability to win over the disappointed voters of the Socialists whose candidate is probably going to drop out in the first round.feedback

Jul 20 2016 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

There's no reason to assume that there will be a hostile atmosphere. They've never met before but they should get along on at least a personal level.feedback

Jun 23 2016

You could argue that the conversation about this could be different in a place like Denmark, or Sweden or the Netherlands, where you're looking at countries with well-functioning political institutions, and economies that are doing fairly well.feedback

Jun 23 2016

From the European perspective, the question of the outcome of the referendum is one thing, but I think if you take the broader picture then what the referendum shows is that you're dealing with these euroskeptic and populist parties everywhere across the continent these days and so either way, whether the U.K. stays or leaves, I think that the main takeaway here is that the days of ever closer integration are basically over.feedback

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