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Thorsten Benner

Thorsten Benner is director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin.

Refugees

'Control' is the new core of Germany's refugee policy

The purpose of the German chancellor's trip to Egypt and Tunisia is to help to reduce irregular migration into the EU.

Germany

The end of German populist exceptionalism

The right-wing AfD is to stay, and will constrain Merkel's leadership - but less so than in neighbouring EU countries.