This is an interesting read from the WSJ. It reports that in her New Year address, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence that the country could face the challenges stemming from a record influx of migrants.
For me, Angela Merkel has been a formidable political leader. One criticism has been her slow decision-making style. Strangely her decision to bring in a million Syrian refugees was surprisingly rapid. Clearly, she was deeply moved by the refugees plight but one wonders if this formidable lady let emotion cloud her judgement. For so long, Germans have regarded Angela Merkel as a safe pair of hands.