Merkel under pressure over spy chief promotion row
ANGELA MERKEL'S government is to reconsider a controversial promotion for Germany's outspoken domestic intelligence chief, further threatening the unity of the chancellor's coalition.
Hans-Georg Maassen was removed as head of the BfV intelligence service this week amid concerns he was interfering in politics after he publicly contradicted the chancellor over far-Right protests in the city of Chemnitz.
Mr Maassen's fate has already divided Mrs Merkel's coalition partners. The centre-L...