Trouble for Merkel Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
British Prime Minister David Cameron greets Angela Merkel outside 10 Downing Street in London in February. The German chancellor has described "nonchalant" chatter in Germany of Britain leaving the EU as "extremely negiligent."

British Prime Minister David Cameron greets Angela Merkel outside 10 Downing Street in London in February. The German chancellor has described "nonchalant" chatter in Germany of Britain leaving the EU as "extremely negiligent."

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