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von der Leyen. Nomination non significa conferma.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-07.

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Non c’è stato il solito tripudio dei media, all’urlo “femmina è bello, femmina è meglio“.

È difficile dimenticare che fine abbiano fatto Mrs Hillary Clinton, Mrs Roussef, Mrs May, Frau AKK e Frau Merkel.

Ciò che conta sono le doti personali, il bagaglio culturale e le capacità politiche di mediazione: il resto è solo materiale per la propaganda.

Vi sono molti seri dubbi che quello che i media dichiarano essere stata una grande vittoria politica di Frau Merkel lo sia poi nei fatti.

Né Frau von der Leyen ha esperienza di politica estera, né Mrs Lagarde ha esperienza di banche centrali.

I parlamentari europei non gradiscono codeste nomine: forse potranno votare la conferma, ma ben difficilmente si dimenticheranno gli affronti subiti.

Il piano Merkel su Herr Weber è fallito clamorosamente, così come il suo tentativo di far passare una staffetta alla presidenza della Commissione. Similmente, è fallita la candidatura di Herr Timmermans. E tutto questo perché gli stati del V4, unitamente all’Italia, hanno coagulato un blocco di undici nazioni che hanno silurato, e di brutto, prime Herr Weber e poi Herr Timmermans.

Le candidature di von der Leyen e Lagarde sono state prima trattate con il blocco degli undici, poi supportate da Frau Merkel e da Mr Macron. Non si sa cosa abbiano concordato le candidate, ma verosimilmente dovrebbe cessare la persecuzione in atto contro i paesi dell’ex est europeo.

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Adesso avremo modo di verificare le doti politiche di Frau von der Leyen, che deve trovarsi una maggioranza in parlamento e guardarsi bene la schiena nella sua stessa patria.

«Instead her nomination was suddenly announced after weeks of difficult, behind-the-scenes wrangling between EU leaders»

«There is little patriotic fervour in Germany that, for the first time in 50 years, a German could become EU Commission president»

«Ironically Mrs von der Leyen has more support outside her home country than within it»

«she has been damaged by a string of almost farcical fiascos over useless equipment and an investigation into a procurement scandal and possible illegitimate use of external consultants»

«Germany’s powerful Green Party is threatening to veto the nomination in the European Parliament»

«”It’s an unparalleled act of political trickery,” says Sigmar Gabriel, a big hitter in Germany’s centre-left SPD and former party leader. …. He called on his party, which governs Germany with Angela Merkel’s centre-right party, to block the nomination»

«He [Mr Schulz] has been outmanoeuvred once again by his nemesis, Angela Merkel»

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Tra qualche mese si voterà in tre Länder della Germania orientale, ove si preannuncia il diluvio universale sulla Cdu, e la Spd sta mostrando segni sempre più evidenti di ripulsa verso la Große Koalition., che è sempre più traballante.

In europarlamento i deputati del Ppe e della S&D stanno cercando il modo di esplicare la loro vendetta.

Questa situazione è quella ideale per tutti coloro che desideravano un ridimensionamento dell’Unione Europea.

Nota.

Ne abbiamo viste fin troppe, non ultima Mrs May, donne premier piangere in pubblico dopo che erano state trombate.

Però, pensiamoci bene. Gli undici paesi hanno dapprima silurato la candidatura di Weber, patrocinata dalla Merkel, poi quella di Timmermanns, patrocinata da Macron, infine quella della staffetta proposta dalla Merkel. È entrata in funzione l’Europa degli stati, seppellendo lo stato europeo.


Bbc. 2019-07-04. Von der Leyen nomination: Germans criticise ‘backroom deal’

“What was the point of all that?” German critics are asking, after the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s defence minister, for the top EU job of Commission president.

There were TV debates. There were election rallies. Germany’s streets were plastered with posters showing the faces of candidates for the EU’s top jobs.

But Mrs von der Leyen’s face did not appear on any posters. Instead her nomination was suddenly announced after weeks of difficult, behind-the-scenes wrangling between EU leaders.

Their choice is being seen as a backroom deal – something the new, more personalised elections were supposed to prevent.

Why von der Leyen is unpopular at home

There is little patriotic fervour in Germany that, for the first time in 50 years, a German could become EU Commission president.

Ironically Mrs von der Leyen has more support outside her home country than within it.

Abroad she is seen as a multi-lingual, pro-European political heavyweight, who has led three major ministries in the EU’s biggest country and has a record pushing difficult pan-European defence projects.

Once seen as a successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, she has struggled as head of the defence ministry. It is a position renowned as a career-killer in Germany, so anything short of complete failure is a success of sorts.

But she has been damaged by a string of almost farcical fiascos over useless equipment and an investigation into a procurement scandal and possible illegitimate use of external consultants.

Will minister’s opponents block her?

Germany’s powerful Green Party is threatening to veto the nomination in the European Parliament.

“It’s an unparalleled act of political trickery,” says Sigmar Gabriel, a big hitter in Germany’s centre-left SPD and former party leader.

He called on his party, which governs Germany with Angela Merkel’s centre-right party, to block the nomination.

Otherwise, he warned, the EU elections that were supposed to give the elected parliament more power in allocating top jobs risked becoming a farce.

Martin Schulz, former EU parliamentary president and Merkel rival, condemned what he called backroom haggling over top jobs.

Arguably Mr Schulz is more annoyed that his own backroom deals to get a fellow centre-left candidate into the job have backfired.

He has been outmanoeuvred once again by his nemesis, Angela Merkel.

Her support for the original frontrunner, German conservative Manfred Weber, was only ever lukewarm.

She had been forced into supporting him by her conservative allies in Berlin. Mrs von der Leyen is, on the other hand a pragmatic centrist and a loyal Merkel ally.

There are rumours that moving Mrs von der Leyen to Brussels could help Angela Merkel promote her latest preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, by allowing her to step in as defence minister and boost her profile.

Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer has knocked back the idea.

She might be thinking that Ursula von der Leyen’s career shows that being dubbed a Merkel successor and then taking on the difficult defence ministry is the fastest route out of German politics.