However Merkel’s critics have, at instances, faulted her for her incremental strategy, saying she has delayed selections on the E.U. stage in an effort to protect consensus and keep away from infighting. That cautious strategy, some say, allowed for the erosion of democratic norms in Poland, Hungary and elsewhere.
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