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. Mehr
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.
Von Javier Solana*
The world needs the European Union now more than ever. Despite recent crises and the hard blow dealt by the Brexit vote, the EU may well be the world’s best line of defense against today’s most serious threats: isolationism, protectionism, nationalism, and extremism in all forms, all of which are once again growing in Europe and beyond.
The key to enabling the EU to meet this potential – to save itself and the world from catastrophe – is for member states urgently to adopt a “European Union first” mantra. Mehr
The magazine “Spiegel” presented him as the new Messiah. Other media also celebrate M. Schulz, the chancellor candidate. And it’s true, he’s like a fresh breeze in Berlin. However, he was not the same man in Brussels. Mehr