Mother Angela Merkel's Refugee Policy Divides Europe

Germans long knew their chancellor as a rational, deliberate decision maker. But in the refugee crisis, a new Merkel has emerged, driven by empathy. Increasingly, it is looking like the emotion-driven Merkel is prone to error. By SPIEGEL Staff
Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown a soft side in the refugee crisis.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown a soft side in the refugee crisis.

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Photo Gallery: Me, My Selfie and Merkel
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Photo Gallery: Me, My Selfie and Merkel

Graphic: The growing challenges of getting through the Balkans.

Graphic: The growing challenges of getting through the Balkans.

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