The far-right League party, junior partner in the ruling populist coalition, has been opposed to the move, with its leader
The extension will be only until April 12 if the British Parliament refuses once again to adopt May's Brexit deal
The German leader reiterated the position of European Council head Tusk of granting a "short" Brexit extension if the British
Mood among EU member states on Brexit is "very bad", according to Germany's EU Affairs Minister.
Merkel's fourth Cabinet has received mixed reviews for its performance so far.
The German Chancellor has reminded, however, that France remains skeptical about the possibility for a single EU permanent seat
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has spoken out in favor of a greater security and defense role of the European Union.
Full text of the address “Getting Europe Right” by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer,
Germany has not done enough to support Macron's EU reform agenda, according to some critics.
Other public figures such as journalists and celebrities have also been targetted.
Merkel's main message for the CDU has been to stick with party unity in the face of slumping public support.