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German politicians see a united Europe under Germany?

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in her New Year's address, urged compatriots and all Europeans to "work harder than ever to preserve the unity of the community." A year earlier, the Bundeskanzlerin wished the Germans to remain optimistic. This wish was the result of a severe crisis with migrants and the expected elections to the Bundestag. Now, despite the other crisis - the government, Merkel is setting the Germans to work together with the whole of Europe.


German politicians see a united Europe under Germany?


Dreams of the United States of Europe

This time the commentators of the German social networks did not deny themselves the pleasure of harshly criticizing their multi-year chancellor. She remembered all the crises of recent years, splitting German society. On the Facebook page of the Chancellor, actress Silvana Heißenberg published a post with hundreds of likes: "You are the most despised and criminal federal chancellor that the German people have ever had to endure."

Local mass media explain this sharpness of assessments by the recently increased centrifugal sentiments of the Germans, in other words, by the growing number of European skeptics and nationalists. In the recent elections to the Bundestag, they voted for the right-wing parties. The party “Alternative for Germany” became the main beneficiary of the increased nationalistic sentiments of the Germans, taking third place in the voting.

The mood of these people was expressed by another visitor of Merkel's Facebook page - Patrick Brandl. “Isn't it paradoxical,” writes Brandl, whose post has almost 500 likes, “when the German chancellor booed his native German people and praised all sorts of Syrians, Romanians and company. What does this mean? Obviously, the chancellor rules the wrong country. ”

At first glance, the German politician takes a diametrically opposite position in relation to the critics of Merkel. He has consistently advocated further European integration. December 8, the leader of the second most important in the country - the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Martin Schulz, even proposed to create the United States of Europe by 2025.

“I propose a European constitutional treaty that forms a federal Europe,” said Democrat Schultz and added. “The treaty will be submitted to EU member states for ratification, and those who refuse it will automatically have to leave the bloc.” Such is the almost forced integration of Schulz.

Many in Germany approached it with approval. This was recorded by the British company YouGov. She is hot on the heels of Martin Schulz's speeches conducted a survey of the attitude of Europeans to the new concept of the German politician. According to a study, about a third of Germans agreed with the federalization of Europe.

Close to them in the mood of the French. In France, the idea of ​​Schultz liked 28% of respondents YouGov. The rest of the Europeans were more restrained, if not skeptical. In Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and the UK, only 10-12% of survey participants supported the creation of USE.

The Schulz project abruptly rejected most Finns (56%) and Norwegians (55%). The mood of these people can be understood from the commentary given by the director of the Institute of Regional Problems Dmitry Zhuravlev to the RT correspondent. According to the expert, there is a danger that a deeper unification of Europe will turn it into one big Germany.

“Schultz wants everyone to agree with the new Constitution,” noted Zhuravlev. - What will it mean? A single Constitution is, ultimately, a single government elected throughout Europe. But we understand that the industrial superiority of Germany, the superiority of the German economy, business will largely determine who and how they will be elected. ”

Meanwhile, the German establishment as a whole reacted with approval to the proposal by Schulz. Therefore, in the New Year's greeting of Angela Merkel, he saw the focus on European integration, which would strengthen German positions. The circle is closed. Critics Merkel and her supporters, speaking from different political positions, expressed essentially the present mood of the Germans - to focus not on European, but on their national interests.

From whom does Germany draw its strength?

For Europe, it is not news. It is no accident that Czech President Milos Zeman saw in the Schulz proposal a threat to unity in the EU and stressed: “No one has inflicted more damage on the idea of ​​European federalization than Martin Schulz has done with his own statement”. Zeman was referring to Schultz’s thesis on the automatic expulsion from the USE of EU members who disagreed with the “European Constitutional Treaty”.

The Czech President is a long-time opponent of German politicians. He is represented by the leaders of Poland, Hungary, Greece and even the Baltic countries, who are dissatisfied with the plans to build the Baltic gas pipeline. Periodically, this circle of critics of German policy in the EU expands. The reason for this is undisguised pressure from Berlin on community decision making.

If Germany used to make profitable decisions for her “through quiet consultations”, now she does it with the help of loud statements and active work of the German media. A vivid example of this is the “coercion” of EU members to quotas on migrants, who, hoping to increase the labor potential of their own country, were invited to Europe by Angela Merkel herself.

This dominant position of Germany is naturally explained by the power of its economy. The Germans really got a lot from the expansion of the European market. They advanced their business across the continent with a noticeable profit. After all, the German economy on 30% - export. Moreover, it is not only a matter of exporting from the country products of world-famous engineering or electrical companies. Their share is not so large in the German economy. Services dominating here account for up to two thirds of GDP. They - the main subject of German exports to the countries of the European Union.

This, of course, is not about repairing shoes or repairing apartments. Services in the German economy are based on three pillars - the state’s banking and financial system, trade and transport. Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank and Commerzbank, including commercial and mortgage banks, investment, insurance and leasing companies, specialized consulting firms, etc., are at the center of this composition.

All this joy has collapsed on European heads, powerfully promoting German business in the EU, including medium and small ones. Do not forget about the banks and their national partners in the "services". Suffice it to recall the trading company Metro AG from Düsseldorf, with the help of German capital, generously scattered its super-and supermarkets in all European countries.

Over time, the German business began to control investment projects, the market for finance and services in many EU countries, and even to influence personnel policy in local companies. The bottom line is the trade surplus in favor of Germany. In 2016, it accounted for more than € 75 billion in EU countries (exports for € 707,9 billion against imports for € € 632,5 billion).

What does this arithmetic show? First of all, the fact that German business systematically depletes the economies of its EU neighbors. The German balance 2016 of the year is larger, for example, than the GDP of Bulgaria and Latvia for the same period. It turns out that during the year Germany is actually “swallowing” two small countries of the commonwealth. Last year, German appetites only increased. According to preliminary estimates, the trade surplus between Germany and the EU increased by 5 percentage points.

Such a situation does not contribute to strengthening unity in the European Union. New plans of German politicians only add fuel to the fire of discord. After all, these plans today can be viewed as an attempt by the Germans to consolidate their hegemony in the EU, to give it a new structural character with the help of a supranational government of federal Europe.

For the sake of this goal, indeed, it is necessary to “work more actively than ever,” as Angela Merkel called for in her New Year's address. Will the Europeans agree with this appeal of the current leader of Germany? We will know the answer already in the coming year ...
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 6 January 2018 06: 00
    +1
    You can take all of North Africa with you to the Middle East .. Israel will teach you to love Germany .. And not all guano around ..
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 6 January 2018 06: 17
      +7
      German politicians see a united Europe under Germany?
      the dead come to life ...?
      1. bald
        bald 6 January 2018 07: 08
        +3
        Andrey Yuryevich, good morning. And rightly the thought was seized. When you read, you get the thought that something familiar reminds you. And by the end of the article, everything falls into place. Let it be so - as long as the mess in the EU is beneficial for us, But until a certain point.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 7 January 2018 00: 53
          +3
          Nu-nu ... And England was ... Brexit in time.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 6 January 2018 06: 51
      +3
      So far, Merkel - acting chancellor. But will they still have that question. It will not be enough, Erdogan will throw more refugees to her. lol
      1. Vard
        Vard 6 January 2018 09: 03
        +2
        It seems that Germans like vigorous peasants from the Middle East ... Otherwise, they would have thrown Merkel long ago ...
      2. bald
        bald 6 January 2018 11: 18
        +1
        What Andrei and I talked about (Merkel does the situation, as under Hitler) - she will not survive, but we just benefit from a mess in the EU, on income to the treasury. She has outlived her, but no matter who comes next, Germany will nevertheless come up to that threshold and again have a knife in the back. Only now nuclear weapons and how it will not work in those years. We will still trade with anyone we want in Europe. But Germany will not like it and again the war, even in Bulgaria, but at least where. So at some point, Germany will need to bend. Well, America and England on the side — they want to be friends — please. We need a mess In Europe - Germany will now tame them for a long time because of refugees, and we will calmly trade with whom we want. Moreover, Germany is on our hook because of the northern stream - well, what profit will go for it - America will be thrown.
        1. dSK
          dSK 6 January 2018 14: 36
          +6
          Hello Vladimir!
          Quote: bald
          Merkel makes the situation, as under Hitler
          A defeated and occupied Germany with a controlled Merkel in peacetime suited the States. Now The Rockefellers decided that for the "liquidation" of the public debt and further development, a third redistribution of the world is necessary. Clinton, like a shaman, called for war, and Trump, as he did not rest, was "twisted". He was made clear that he would be faced with the fate of Kennedy if he did not unleash a conflict. Germany is the geographic and economic center of Europe, and the States will do everything to actively participate for the third time. Weapons are being imported by the States and still being delivered. The main question is where find Hitler. Napoleon will definitely not be there anymore, in France 50% of the energy is nuclear power plants and it is far from Russia. War is not a woman’s business and Merkel, the daughter of a pastor is not suitable. There are many corrupt "politicians".
          1. bald
            bald 6 January 2018 15: 18
            +2
            Hello, Sergey ! Correctly outlined. And the solution is simple. Germany is the most sober - she pipe - stream two needed? - definitely. And in the article, no matter who, let Merkel say the conditions for the EU - Germany will be the main one in Europe - in the same article Europe is outraged. Let us need to pull the pipe together. Germany will throw America. And now diplomats should play, soberly explain to the EU and gas supplies and prices. Whose gas is profitable. Now America has already brought Jewels and they will push ukrov to war - we will have to pay them off sharply without sparing anyone. Europe will not twitch. Whoever knocks down is not nuclear, of course, but sharply. German diplomats urgently need to meet ours. The war is so far only with the Ukrainians, and then let Europe think it wants to live or not. While they will be resolving this mess - we are ending Ukraine, we need diplomacy to play normally. Of course, diplomats will also go to China - after all, ISIS from the south will definitely trample. Talk to the Scandinavians. With the Baltic states - it is useless - if you dare to extinguish with the DPRK, it is necessary with Japan too. In short, make it clear to everyone if the turf is who - the end of the world. America also say.
            1. dSK
              dSK 6 January 2018 17: 05
              +2
              Russia has one road - consolidation and mobilization. soldier
              1. bald
                bald 6 January 2018 17: 54
                +1
                I wouldn’t want of course all of this, the Maras’s purpose and, as usual, pushing the Ukrainians with the wrong hands — it’s already brought weapons — though not all.
          2. flicker
            flicker 8 January 2018 13: 58
            +4
            where to find Hitler

            This is just not a problem - Hitler's turn.
            The problem of the modern world is warriors (by analogy above - where to get the Wehrmacht soldier?)
          3. Nikolay73
            Nikolay73 11 January 2018 14: 04
            0
            ... "Rockefellers" public debt on ... or until ... where and what are they now - no one knows ...
        2. 32363
          32363 6 January 2018 20: 18
          0
          Quote: bald
          Moreover, Germany is on our hook because of the northern stream - this is what profit it will go - America will throw.

          keep your pocket wider than yours, the northern stream is only 25-30 percent of what Germany uses, there are also wells, and tricky technologies are developing rapidly hi
          1. bald
            bald 6 January 2018 22: 12
            +1
            Petya, he will reach Germany, and further across Europe through the territory of Germany - well, and accordingly she will have this. She was the only one to agree for a reason, and she was tired of the states.
            1. dSK
              dSK 8 January 2018 12: 37
              +1
              Hello Vladimir!
              Quote: dsk
              War is not a woman’s business and Merkel, the daughter of a pastor, is no longer suitable.


              Thomas Opperman, Social Democrat and Vice President of the Bundestag, proposed to limit the number of terms that one person can stay at the post of Federal Chancellor of Germany. Two terms, he believes, are enough for any chancellor. "The Chancellor is the hardest job in Germany," Opperman said in a commentary for the Welt newspaper. Anyone can get tired of her, he added. After ten or more years in office it is unlikely that any person, even Angela Merkel, will be able to “find new impulses or react to them, as required democracy". hi
              1. bald
                bald 8 January 2018 18: 27
                +1
                Hello, Sergey. In the current situation, Merkel would have been better. Who knows what the new chancellor will have in mind. Recently, Merkel has ceased to satisfy NATO plans. So they will put their own, which is not profitable for us.
  2. apro
    apro 6 January 2018 06: 13
    +7
    There is no alternative to the European Union. Charles the Great understood it. Napoleon. And some other figures. The European Union is the direct heir to the Roman Empire. It doesn’t matter who is headed by Rome. Paris or Berlin. The system of European law and economic basis is the same throughout Europe.
    In contrast to the pirate Anglo-Saxon system, industrial innovative Europe should be united. What is the role of today's Russia in this system? Yes, probably no Russia can offer Europe and is itself largely dependent on Anglo-Saxons. And it does not really counteract this.
    1. Vard
      Vard 6 January 2018 09: 04
      +1
      Keyword ... Pirate ... Nothing has changed since then ...
    2. Plate
      Plate 6 January 2018 10: 46
      +1
      Why offer them something? Even if your opinions are true, then maybe we should form something of our own, separate from the Anglo-Saxons and “industrial innovative” Europe? In my opinion, we have everything we need for this.
    3. iouris
      iouris 6 January 2018 13: 17
      +3
      Quote: apro
      Russia can offer nothing to Europe

      Yeah. In addition to cheap gas, oil, metals, airspace, markets, etc. And without this, the German project could not be realized.
      Charlemagne, Napoleon, and even Hitler acted in a completely different historical environment. Today the slogan of the USA is out of date. On the agenda of the school of the whole world, and after that the end. Complete and final.
      However, from a tactical point of view, the USE makes sense as an intermediate stage of globalization, in which Germany strangles the small states of Eurasia and comes into direct contact with China.
      And where in this scheme of the Russian Federation? She is not. The actual existence of the Russian Federation from the point of view of some globalizers is a misunderstanding, and from the point of view of others it is a tactical problem that requires strategic patience.
      1. flicker
        flicker 8 January 2018 13: 50
        +2
        And where in this scheme of the Russian Federation? She is not

        And where is the USA in this scheme? request
    4. Height
      Height 6 January 2018 20: 57
      0
      There is no need to shoot here, as in the Second World War. Germany captured Europe without firing a shot, put it in the position of a laundress, and will use it. And it is good that Russia does not participate in this. Let them degrade, do not bother them, a matter of time.
      By the way, Napoleon is not an authority, he ended badly.
      1. iouris
        iouris 8 January 2018 12: 26
        0
        Quote: Height
        Napoleon is not an authority

        Yeah, we all look at the Napoleons ...
    5. dSK
      dSK 8 January 2018 14: 08
      +1
      Hello Oleg!
      Quote: apro
      counterweight pirate Anglo-Saxon system industrial innovation europe
      Rothschild and Rockefeller - brothers, one older, the other younger. There are quarrels, places in the world market will not be divided. hi
  3. bald
    bald 6 January 2018 06: 59
    +1
    --- "You are the most despised and criminal federal chancellor that the German people have ever had to endure." --- Of course it is. But!!! The fact that she is trying to crush, under herself, the whole of Europe and bring a split into it, is beneficial for Russia. There will be a mess - plus emigrants will strengthen it - the EU should be weak, though Britain has moved away. And on the contrary, Russia is getting stronger.
    1. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 6 January 2018 10: 39
      +4
      Maybe just the opposite, Russia needs a strong. Independent and predictable EU. That is what is now being created with the EU and the policy between the Russian Federation and the EU is a third-party product, the United States. who solve their problems at the expense of the European "allies"
      1. bald
        bald 6 January 2018 12: 20
        +1
        The USA was so intimidated by the poor EU - they even forgot how to think and do it only for evil. And Germany is on our hook, due to the northern stream. They are not afraid to throw the states. And Merkel, no matter what she is, thinks ahead and definitely thinks of the whole of Europe. They will fight there for a long time and with emigrants too - it’s on our hands — and then we’ll simply be devoured from all sides. And the situation is the same as with Hitler Europe under Germany - we are kind of friends with her - we share territories - and we just have a knife in the back. In short, we need a mess in Europe - we need to deal with the south first - something like that.
        1. To be or not to be
          To be or not to be 6 January 2018 12: 44
          0
          "And Germany is on our hook, because of the northern stream."
          .. February 1, 1970 in the conference hall of the Essen Kaiserhof hotel of the agreement signed by the Minister of Foreign Trade Nikolai Patolichev and the Minister of Economics of Germany Professor Karl Schiller on the supply of natural gas from the USSR to West Germany. .... Three treaties were signed. The USSR pledged to annually supply 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas to West Germany ....
          Only the USA needs a mess in Europe. To do this, they reared up and organized Ukraine .. South Stream -2 M (migrant ..). ..Having Europe in its sphere of influence is the main goal of the United States at the same time blaming all the economic costs on Europeans ... (they even went on to strengthen their occupation groups and deploy stationary anti-missile defense systems unnecessary for Europe) ...
          About the hook ... smiled. . They give comfort to Europe .. Russia sells gas ... do not let the atmosphere drop it. The gas market is saturated and you must sell it.
          1. bald
            bald 6 January 2018 13: 03
            +1
            But the USSR does not exist and where is our Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states, etc. Germany will have to say goodbye to the United States. It says above that Germany’s desire to crush the EU and the EU will take turns leaving this tub. And refugees, everything is at hand for us. We with the South need to think about what to do. Europe will not be up to us - if they want to live. America will fly sooner or later from Europe. Ukraine is still hindering - more precisely, mattresses are pushing it to war. The Javelins are already in the warehouses - we need to give the DLNR something like that, it’s even better, everyone looked yesterday. - and it will be so.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 6 January 2018 07: 35
    0
    This situation does not contribute to strengthening unity in the European Union. The new plans of German politicians only add fuel to the fire of discord.
    ... Therefore, Britain rebounded from the EU because of the national pride of the Anglo-Saxons .. somehow it’s not decent to be under the economic heel of Germany ... But there is nothing to oppose the rest ...
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 January 2018 07: 55
    +1
    "You are the most despised and criminal federal chancellor that the German people have ever had to endure."
    Good old Frau. On the other hand, I want to ask the Germans a question - but what did you vote for her (and her party) realizing all this?
    German politicians see a united Europe under Germany?
    Not knocked out means their hope of revenge.
  6. svp67
    svp67 6 January 2018 10: 17
    +1
    German politicians see a united Europe under Germany?
    And to call this "united Europe" is simple - the Reich ...
  7. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 6 January 2018 10: 34
    +3
    The weaker our enemies, the better Russia. But our main enemies are not there, but in power.
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 6 January 2018 10: 40
      +5
      Quote: andrej-shironov
      our main enemies are not there, but in power

      From here to the call "to surrender to the Germans and drink Bavarian, seizing sausages" - not even half a step. Far less.
      Faithful go, cheskazat yes
      1. andrej-shironov
        andrej-shironov 6 January 2018 10: 49
        0
        Tadpole, you can’t imagine how I miss you! Here I sit and drink with my family a coffee with a sandwich and the first thought: what about it? wink
        Your first thought about my message should be different: how do we change this power?
        1. Golovan Jack
          Golovan Jack 6 January 2018 10: 55
          +6
          Quote: andrej-shironov
          you have no idea how much i missed you

          Something I don’t remember to with you drank on the brudershaft ... well, oh well.
          I am for you - do not miss, do not strain laughing
          Quote: andrej-shironov
          but how do we change this power?

          Honduras bothering?
          Do not scratch - and stop yes
          Quote: andrej-shironov
          I’m sitting and drinking coffee with my family

          Well, understandably. You are an octopus, probably. In one, um ... leg - a buter, in the other - coffee ... and the rest trample Klava laughing
          And you are Crimean, and the daughter of an officer ...
          1. andrej-shironov
            andrej-shironov 6 January 2018 10: 58
            0
            laughing Hamish ... it means you have no arguments against Kostya Saprykin, it pleases. Because he wrote more than once, Putin should be careful with such defenders. By the way, why aren’t you collecting signatures for a self-nominated candidate? There, too, they pay money. Ahhh I understand, you have to work there, but you’re not used to it.
            1. Golovan Jack
              Golovan Jack 6 January 2018 10: 59
              +5
              Quote: andrej-shironov
              Hamish ...

              Nah ... another "life" to spend on you ... pha negative
              Motobot, damn it laughing
              1. andrej-shironov
                andrej-shironov 6 January 2018 11: 01
                0
                wink Why are you spending it? By the way, do you even have a family and children? And then you look somehow lonely.
  8. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 6 January 2018 12: 34
    +1
    And what is the EEC in general? What kind of structure is this? A kind of association, which steers unknown who. That is, it is known - a faceless and irresponsible bureaucracy. This situation cannot last long. Just because bureaucracy is not power and cannot be it. Bureaucracy is a tool.
    Being left to itself, taking away all the power, the bureaucracy at the pace repeats the fate of the CPSU - when functionaries command everything, they get a bold slice for all victories not achieved by them and never being responsible for any failures. Which leads the controlled system to inevitable stagnation and then to decay.
    Europeans feel great (they have been weaned to think, but the scent used in business, how without it?) What is the matter. And the Germans, as skilled, organized and generally adapted guys at the level of the subcortex, know what the European Union needs. Fuhrer! A single, strong, leading all in one will hand! That would surely save the stupid structure now headed for decay. But the rest also sense it. And in principle, they wouldn’t mind ... only if the Fuhrer was one of them. And not from the Germans.
    All this is an old, very, very old story with a famous ending.
  9. vlad007
    vlad007 6 January 2018 13: 28
    0
    Germany is turning into the main cash cow of the European Union - it will help weak countries with subsidies. Smart Englishmen have blamed themselves because they do not want to support those who do not want to work at their own expense.
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  11. 32363
    32363 6 January 2018 20: 13
    +1
    "You are the most despised and criminal federal chancellor that the German people have ever had to endure."

    good this is precisely how the Germans relate to these turkeys (the "policies" of Germany) and their policies.
  12. farik68
    farik68 7 January 2018 14: 29
    0
    Europe under Germany Germany under Merkel Merkel under refugees from the Middle East ....
    Oil painting ....
  13. flicker
    flicker 8 January 2018 13: 43
    +2
    German politicians see a united Europe under Germany?

    There, it seems, a showdown begins, they find out who should be on top and who is on the bottom.
  14. Albatroz
    Albatroz 8 January 2018 16: 47
    12
    Remove her from this post
    Will ruin Europe!