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Angela Merkel’s rule-of-law legacy: A divided Europe

By failing to rein in authoritarian leaders in Hungary and Poland early, the German chancellor has made a bad problem worse.

BERLIN — It shall be remembered as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s final Christmas miracle.

  • Matthew Karnitschnig
  • Politico

As Europe’s mood darkened amid a worsening pandemic and stricter lockdowns this month, the German leader cajoled Hungary and Poland into accepting a compromise on rule-of-law…

Yet as is true of most yuletide tales, the real story is a bit more complicated.

For while Merkel deserves credit for resolving the impasse, she also bears responsibility for creating the problem in the…

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