The German question is back. Except this time it is not rebellious Greeks, Europe-tired Brits or nationalistic Polish, who openly challenge the German dominance in the European Union.
At first sight everything is as expected: The EU supporter Macron and the EU opponent Le Pen go into the 2. round of elections in France. But behind this is a political earthquake – which reminds us of the UK & US.
Here they are, the “Draft guidelines following the United Kingdom’s notification under Article 50 TEU”.
…as we know it. Not even “Der Spiegel” writes about this, even though it’s becoming increasingly clear. Chancellor Merkel is no longer leading – and Commission President Juncker no longer wants to. (German version here)
Ein Plädoyer für den Freihandel will Kanzlerin Merkel bei ihrem ersten Treffen mit US-Präsident Trump abgegeben. Doch das reicht nicht. Denn auch in Europa sind Protektionismus und Nationalismus auf dem Vormarsch. – Ein Gastkommentar.