Everyone praises the recovery fund. Everyone? No! For former finance minister W. Schäuble, the proposal from Berlin and Brussels does not go far enough. He demands an economic union that complements the monetary union.
When it comes to the Tönnies case, the EU is even slower than the state of NRW. It is only now that Brussels is beginning to take an interest in the scandal – but action is still not forthcoming. The “social Europe” remains an empty promise.
The Turkish Sultan Erdogan continues to provoke. After he declared the refugee deal “dead” in February, he now wants to drill for gas off the coast of Crete. Greece is ringing the alarm bell – and will take the dispute to the next EU summit.
On 26 May 2019 the European elections came to an end. A year later, democracy is in a very bad shape. The failure of the “Spitzenkandidat” model and the emergency laws due to Corona have increased the “democratic deficit”.
German European policy is causing increasing concern in Brusseld. The ECB ruling, the dispute over the new EU budget and the continuing closure of borders are adding to tension. – What does Berlin want? That is the new German question.