'From EU Queen to a BEGGAR' - Merkel’s authority in ‘ASHES’ after ...

Angela MerkelGETTYAngela Merkel has faced increasing pressure from Horst Seehofer over her migration policy in Germany

Speaking on BBC Newsnight, Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, declared Mrs Merkel’s authority had been decimated within the EU following the existential threat posed to her leadership over her liberal migration policy.

Mr Nelson said: “A few months ago Angela Merkel was the Queen of EU summits, now she emerges as a beggar asking for help.

“Merkel’s authority is collapsing in Germany as well.

“The summit was about trying to make sure that she could survive another few weeks at home.”

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Fraser NelsonBBCFraser Nelson declared that Angela Merkel's authority has been decimated in Germany and the EU

Angela MerkelBBCMr Nelson conceded the German leader had fended off the threat from Mr Seehofer

A few months ago Angela Merkel was the Queen of EU summits, now she emerges as a beggar asking for help

Fraser Nelson

The German Chancellor has come under increasing pressure from her Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, who has threatened to defy Merkel’s migration policy and order officials to reject asylum seekers at the German border if they have been registered in other EU states.

Mr Seehofer, who is also the leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party, gave Mrs Merkel until the end of the EU summit to agree on an “acceptable” policy with other EU member states to reduce the burden on Germany, or

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