What is really happening in the US? After the travel ban, many politicians in the EU are desperately asking this question. Here is what W. Münchau from the FT thinks:
The beginning of 2017 doesn’t seem to bode well from the European Union. But things are at least encouraging on one front.
Shortly before US President assumes his office, the world is holding its breath. EU politicians especially fear the worst. Meanwhile, they are making light of the current state of the world – a critical balance.
Now he’s on all the channels, President (elect) Trump. His remarks about Chancellor Merkel and her policy regarding refugees and about BMW are running everywhere. Just one important statement is hardly quoted – because it hurts?
The EU is moving further and further away from its ideals. Not only in Greece or Turkey, in Hungary or Poland – but also in France and Germany. The permanent state of emergency threatens.