Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands» [Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel – NYT]
«really take our fate into our own hands.» [Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel – CNN]
Gran belle parole: quelle che si usano per mandare gli altri al fronte a crepare.
Il problema è banale e la risposta semplice, ma sarebbe troppo politicamente scorretto parlarne.
Quanto vale ancora Frau Merkel?
Con una Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel politicamente forte nulla di ciò avrebbe potuto succedere.
Ma la certezza di quanto poco valga viene dalle pugnalate che le ha dato quello che avrebbe dovuto essere il suo migliore alleato. Tradisce sempre il migliore amico.
«French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would not follow Germany’s example by phasing out nuclear energy in France because his priority was to cut carbon emissions and shut down polluting coal-fired production. ….
I don’t idolize nuclear energy at all. But I think you have to pick your battle. My priority in France, Europe and internationally is CO2 emissions and (global) warming» [Fonte]
«French President Emmanuel Macron has disappointed rights activists …. I believe in the sovereignty of states, and therefore, just as I don’t accept being lectured on how to govern my country, I don’t lecture others …. the Macron administration’s new policy of not openly criticizing countries over human rights» [Deutsche Welle]
In poche parole, Mr Macron non abbandonerà il nucleare, rifiuta gli attivisti dei ‘diritti civili‘, crede nella sovranità nazionale, non intende interferire nelle sovranità altrui, né intende criticarle.
Ammettiamo francamente che Mr Macron non ha dato un cazzotto sul naso di Frau Merkel, ma l’effetto è lo stesso.
Frau Merkel è sola, isolata, e soprattutto non conta più nulla. Meglio: continua a contare perché gli altri perseverano a dire che conta ancora.
→ Reuters. 2017-12-19. Merkel wants outline coalition deal with SPD by mid-January
BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she wanted to conclude exploratory talks on a possible coalition with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) by mid-January to end Germany’s political deadlock.
Merkel was asked if comments by her and President Emmanuel Macron that Germany and France hope to make progress on ideas to reform the euro zone by March were realistic, given the risk that talks with the SPD could falter.
“I mentioned March because we want to hold exploratory talks by mid-January,” Merkel told reporters after a meeting of the executive board of her Christian Democrats (CDU).
Merkel’s conservative bloc, weakened in a September election that produced a splintered parliament, will hold their first meeting with the SPD on Wednesday.
A deal with the SPD is Merkel’s best chance of securing a fourth term as chancellor. She implied there was room for maneuver on policy, but appeared to rule out cooperation outside the framework of a formal coalition.
If the exploratory talks are successful, the SPD will move on to negotiate a detailed blueprint with the CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, setting out government policy for the next four years.
The SPD agreed to enter talks only reluctantly after voters rewarded it in September for the last four years of “grand coalition” under Merkel by handing it its worst result since 1933.
Some in the SPD now want to cooperate with Merkel outside of a formal coalition agreement, in the hope of better preserving a more distinct separate identity in voters’ minds.
But Merkel said a stable government required formal agreements on policy: “Anything short of that would mean the exploratory talks were not successful.”
Should Merkel and SPD leader Martin Schulz fail to reach an agreement, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier could call a new election, something neither party wants as both fear the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) would make more gains.
SPD General Secretary Lars Klingbeil warned Merkel on Monday that party leaders would not win the required blessing from members for renewing their alliance if the SPD gave way on key election promises.
He said it would insist on distinctive leftist policies, such as introducing a single “citizen’s insurance” to replace the current dual system: superior private health insurance used mainly by the wealthy, and a more widely accessible public health insurance.
Conservatives say switching to a unified system would erode competition and worsen services. But Merkel said on Monday that it was possible to find common ground with the SPD on ways to improve the healthcare system.
Immigration is another sticking point. The SPD opposes a conservative plan to prolong a halt to the right of some accepted asylum seekers to bring in family members.
It says the measure hampers efforts to integrate the 1.6 million people who entered Germany seeking asylum in 2015 and 2016. “Integration works only with families,” Klingbeil said.
The CSU, which fears losses to the AfD in an election in Bavaria next year, is likely to put up more resistance to SPD policy demands than the CDU, notably on immigration.
→ Reuters. 2017-12-19. Merkel wants initial coalition deal with SPD by mid-January
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hoped to conclude exploratory talks with the Social Democrats (SPD) on forming a government by mid-January so that both parties can launch official negotiations on renewing their alliance.
Merkel made the comments after she was asked if comments by French President Emmanuel Macron that he hoped to make progress with Germany on ideas to reform the euro zone by March were realistic.
“We want to build a stable government,” Merkel said. “This means that the success of the exploratory talks means, in the view of the CDU, as well as the CSU, that we need to reach agreement on specific issues during the exploratory talks.”
“From our perspective, anything short of that would mean the exploratory talks were not successful,” Merkel added.