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Germany ‘Alarmed’ at U.K. Over European Rights Convention

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German Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth said he’s “alarmed” by Britain’s challenge to European human-rights laws, and suggested Prime Minister David Cameron was pandering to the U.K. Independence Party on policy.

Roth, who is responsible for European Union affairs, said Chancellor Angela Merkel “made herself clear” about refusing to countenance British attempts to roll back the EU’s freedom-of-movement principle. Separate U.K. objections to the European Convention on Human Rights “don’t fit with how I see Great Britain,” he said.