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Annalena Berbock - the green Frau of Germany

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Annalena Berbock - the green Frau of Germany

Curve heiress



At some point, Germany could well have expected that Angela Merkel, the aged Frau, whom everyone already called Mutti, something like the Russian “mother”, would be replaced as Federal Chancellor by another Frau, the young and assertive Annalena Burbock. From the party of environmentalists, that is, "green", if not at all "dark green".

However, it did not work out - the "green" wave almost vanished, and did not have time to gain sufficient strength. Sufficient for one of the leaders of the ecological alliance - the coalition "Union 90 / Greens" to become the political leader of the FRG.

Frau Berbock, who has recently crossed the line of her 40th birthday, famously ousted the environmental co-chairman Robert Habek, leaving him internal party affairs, and performed worthily in the last elections to the Bundestag. The success of the "greens" is also largely her personal merit, as well as the way she managed to come to an agreement with the Social Democrats and free, also democrats.

These eternal outsiders of the third millennium, only in partnership with its movement, could hope to finally push the Christian Democrats out of power. But it is clear that for Angela Merkel, who was leaving, and for a whole year and even more in time, there could be no question of the “green” Burbock becoming her heiress.

She did not, at the moment, German politicians agreed on the Social Democrat Olaf Scholze, although he was listed as a substitute for a long time. Scholz, and in a coalition with him, A. Burbock, who received a foreign affairs agency, were in a sense lucky that there were talks about Merkel's resignation from the post of chancellor for almost three years. During this time, her Christian Democratic Union CDU lost its leading position.

To begin with, almost in all federal states, and he certainly could not count on a convincing victory in the elections to the Bundestag. Burbock and Scholz were also lucky in that the Frau Chancellor's direct heirs were plagued by failure.

Thus, Merkel's almost unambiguous successor Friedrich Merz, who was once Angela Merkel's rival, seems to have not got rid of the "forever second" complex in two decades. He was not helped by his tenure as chairman of the CDU.

Well, Armin Laschet, who replaced Merz at the head of the CDU, disgraced himself during a trip to North Rhine-Westphalia - to the site of a terrible flood on the Rhine. It is clear that Laschet's "smirk" could not but strike at the positions of the party as a whole. Although the potential alliance of the CDU with the Social Democrats was already unlikely.

Real diplomacy for internal use


It is impossible not to pay tribute to Annelena Burbock - she did not stoop to play on the feelings of the Germans, but she nevertheless brought the “liquidation” of Laschet to the end. She went on to criticize him for not understanding foreign policy and being so soft on Russia.

Arguments against Nord Stream 2 and A. Laschet's failure to demonstrate a pro-European course were also used. At the same time, the German Greens and personally Burbock are credited with a timely alliance with the Social Democrats. What Angela Merkel lost - the support of the moderately conservative part of the electorate, was immediately picked up by the "greens".

And it seems that now it is in their hands that informal, or rather, moral leadership in the ruling coalition is concentrated. And an additional factor in favor of such a scenario was the rather long-standing decision of Angela Merkel to curtail Germany's large nuclear program.


This is what most of Germany's nuclear facilities look like today

It is interesting that right now, when the “greens” are in power, Germany is preparing for a nuclear turn, or rather, at least to keep the remaining nuclear power plants in operation. It is no longer possible to exclude the resumption of their construction and the participation of German firms in the resuscitation of the "Iranian atom".

In Germany, many experts and politicians do not hide their satisfaction with the fact that everything is moving towards the recognition of nuclear energy as "green", at least in part. But the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, A. Berbock, prefers to remain silent on this matter, the situation allows.

However, it was not worth expecting from A. Burbock anything other than the rejection of "green" fanaticism in favor of pragmatism. In the Greens / Union 90 association, she, together with R. Habek, has always represented not a radical, but a moderate wing - the so-called "realos".

"Realos" hardly get along with "fundis" - radicals and opponents of participation in the government. However, this weakness of the environmental movement, which, due to the contradictions of traditional parties, claims absolute political leadership in Germany, its opponents have not yet been able to take advantage of.

Where did it grow


By the time of German reunification, Annelene Burbock was not yet 9 years old, but she had already managed to take part in anti-nuclear demonstrations and even in human chains. Of course, together with politically active parents - she was born in Hannover in an intelligent family. Her father is a mechanical engineer, her mother is a social educator or just an educator.

A. Burbock has a good education - the Humboldt School, a year of exchange studies in American Florida, then - the study of public law and political science at the University of Hamburg and the London School of Economics. In parallel - active sports, medals at the national championships in trampolining.

She, despite her age, is already a very experienced politician - almost nine years in the Bundestag and many years of work in European structures. Party activities in the Greens team began with Annalena in her youth, with the distribution of leaflets and street agitation.

The fact that Burbock is a woman, moreover, a young one, in the realities of the XNUMXst century, is more an advantage than a disadvantage. In addition, again, the Germans not only liked the experience with Angela Merkel in the lead, they, judging by all the polls, liked Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, and female American secretaries of state.

In Burbock's favor, the fact that she is married and has two daughters also speaks. And the reputation of the queen of the talk show, where Burbock's emotions sometimes shocked not only the audience, but also the hosts, is also not yet an obstacle in her political career.


Photo: MFA of Russia

It remains to be recalled that Annalena Burbock is by no means the first of the “greens” to head the German diplomatic department. Long before her - from 1998 to 2005 - Joschka Fischer held this post, and then environmentalists were also in a coalition with the Social Democrats, led by Gerhard Schroeder.

His legacy is a realistic dialogue with Russia and complete loyalty to resource projects like Nord Stream 2. And how could it be otherwise, Gerhard Schroeder today presides not only in the Board of Directors of Rosneft, but also in the committee of shareholders of Nord Stream AG, the operator of this gas pipeline.

G. Schroeder (it is believed that Burbock, who raised Annulena as a politician) was remembered by many for the fact that he once called the Ukrainian ambassador a dwarf, but today, of course, it is not fashionable to remember this. However, even Schroeder's critics are now trying to forget one more episode.

When the Russian president, showing the participants of the St. Petersburg Business Summit the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, unexpectedly found his German colleague not just anywhere, but ... in a wine cellar.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 9 February 2022 15: 10
    +3
    In Germany, many experts and politicians do not hide their satisfaction with the fact that everything is moving towards the recognition of nuclear energy as "green", at least in part. But the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, A. Berbock, prefers to remain silent on this matter, the situation allows.
    Yes, the position allows, but also OBLIGATES, which should not be forgotten.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 9 February 2022 15: 46
      +1
      If not with respect, then at least I try to understand Western politicians with traditional values. I hope that this Frau will come up with a realistic policy in relations between Germany and Russia. Yes, it would be nice to resolve international issues in a wine cellar ..
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 9 February 2022 15: 55
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        Lady, she is peculiar ... also the fact that she has obligations from more than one side will affect her decisions.
        The most important question is, what are her priorities? A green activist or a high-ranking official, is that a question?
        1. 210ox
          210ox 9 February 2022 16: 10
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          What are the priorities? However, you will not be fed up with principles. More interesting is something else - how will the German industrialists lead this year? Much depends on their position.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 9 February 2022 18: 45
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            It's not worth taking everything directly ...
            A tangle of interests, obligations, political manipulations and other miscellaneous things can cover ANYONE who is opposed to the decisions of the party and the foreign regional committee!
            For everyone who resists, a wall can "fall", and to those who are in the stream, they can throw buns.
            Everything, of course, has a limit, but this is their business, this is their compromise or "collective collusion."
            In general, this is exactly how serious experts explain the affairs there ... but in another way, this cannot be explained in any way.
        2. Hagen
          Hagen 10 February 2022 06: 51
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          The most important question is, what are her priorities? A green activist or a high-ranking official, is that a question?

          The US considers Germany's "greens" to be its policy-making tool in Germany. Therefore, Burbock will be pressured not so much by the opinion of its "green" asset, but rather by the State Department through financial leverage. Scholz, its stabilizer in relation to Russia's gas projects in Germany, has already been "pushed through" by the United States. I think Burbock's attitude towards the same projects will return to the starting (pre-election) point - radical rejection.
        3. Andrei Nikolaevich
          Andrei Nikolaevich 12 February 2022 12: 55
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          I have always admired smart women in politics. Benzir Bhutto, for example. Beautiful, smart, sophisticated. But Burbock is just a butcher shop. Give her sneakers, a torn and sweaty T-shirt and a banner - this is her place and her calling.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 12 February 2022 15: 22
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            They created such a system, they arrested the cunning guys, not fools. Why do they need leaders who mean at least something? The system will work as they need it with such bespontovye shots ... someone is really cool, smart, independent, such a system will immediately be broken.
      2. Ol willy
        Ol willy 10 February 2022 10: 10
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        The German Green Party is the worst choice for them. The Greens' ties to the CIA have been known for a long time.
  2. Dym71
    Dym71 9 February 2022 15: 28
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    However, even Schroeder's critics are now trying to forget one more episode.
    When the Russian president, showing the participants of the St. Petersburg Business Summit the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, unexpectedly found his German colleague not just anywhere, but ... in a wine cellar.

    wink
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 9 February 2022 15: 50
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      Quote: Dym71
      However, even Schroeder's critics are now trying to forget one more episode.
      When the Russian president, showing the participants of the St. Petersburg Business Summit the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, unexpectedly found his German colleague not just anywhere, but ... in a wine cellar.

      wink

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  4. faterdom
    faterdom 9 February 2022 15: 39
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    German colleague not anywhere, but ... in a wine cellar.
    AUTHOR:

    Genetics.
    Here you can’t argue against it, always first of all schnapps, milk, eggs ...
  5. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 9 February 2022 15: 40
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    transfer all greens to bicycle generators, they want the computer to work, let them pedal
  6. 1536
    1536 9 February 2022 15: 44
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    Some "color" has already come to power in Germany. It was in the 30s of the XX century. Then the capitalists in Germany and the United States, including, thought that they could control the corporal-artist with his "entourage" and hatred of communist ideas, as well as the Bolsheviks from Soviet Russia, who loved brown so much. When the capitalists realized that they had miscalculated, it was already too late. But the year 1945 came. For some reason, everyone thought that a threat to peace would no longer emanate from German soil, that Germany would no longer unleash a war. They even gave two states to the Germans, one was "democratic" with a bias towards socialism, and the other was "federal" completely dependent on the United States. In general, the dream of the US country came true, they began to control Germany completely.
    Almost 90 years have passed since the Nazis came to power in Germany. What color is Germany today is still unclear? But no matter what color it is, Russia is again forced to demand guarantees of its security from Europe and the United States. And again she does not receive an answer to her demands. "History repeats itself twice," as the German philosopher G. Hegel said? Everything must be done so that in the future it will not be repeated "three times", no matter what color the Germans wear togas.
  7. prior
    prior 9 February 2022 15: 54
    +1
    It wasn't about the reel...I mean, it wasn't about Burbock at all.
    If NATO and the EU do not see or do not want to see a threat to Russia in the expansion of NATO to the East, then this should be used.
    Close all gas valves that lead to Europe. Why should we provide cheap gas to those who do not care about our security?!
    Reorient gas flows to the East.
    Let the Americans invest in the extraction of liquefied gas, in the construction of terminals, in gas carriers.
    Europe still has nowhere to take gas from - let it "suck its paw". You can, of course, and our liquefied, but exorbitant prices.
    And when the Americans invest and start supplying expensive liquefied gas, offer Europe their own pipeline for $100.
    Americans out, Europe in the splits.
    And we are in a tailcoat under the dome of the circus.
    1. Simple
      Simple 9 February 2022 20: 23
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      won't work for two reasons.
      First: the EU. it's like a big farm. Generally. neighbors can beat.
      And if all the inhabitants of this collective farm are offered at a discount - but not offered to the chairman laughing

      Second; Because of the so-called "carbon footprint" in Russia, it is planned to build a nuclear power plant to replace gas turbines at gas pumping stations. So (at least for Europe), even at the actual prices set forth in the current contract, gas will not be sold in the future.
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 9 February 2022 15: 59
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    another Frau, the young and assertive Annalena Burbock, will replace the Federal Chancellor.

    Everything was drawn to "greenery" - a green president, a green chancellor, BoJo's green tie, and there are also "little green men" whom all three are afraid of.
  9. parusnik
    parusnik 9 February 2022 16: 00
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    Is she not only "green", does she still drink? When you lose a lot in cards laughing
  10. Simple
    Simple 9 February 2022 16: 50
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    Germany is preparing for a nuclear turnaround, or rather, at least to keep the remaining nuclear power plants in operation.


    This is speculation from the realm of fantasy.

    Peaceful atom was considered only temporarily open to investors.

    The two remaining nuclear power plants in Germany are already prepared for shutdown.
    Energy concern. using these nuclear power plants considered unprofitable
    rupture of contracts for the shutdown and conservation of NPP data (plus, it would also be necessary to conclude contracts with firms for its further operation).

    Worth noticing. that the construction of a nuclear power plant according to modern designs, tested by time - at least two decades from the project to inclusion in the network.
  11. Amateur
    Amateur 9 February 2022 16: 52
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    I was expecting that there would be at least a topless photo of her (on the net at one time there were pictures of something that looked like a mutter in a negligee in general (it seems like she was a nudist, not a Komsomol member)). But it turned out that this is just a paraphrase from Wikipedia ... repeat
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 9 February 2022 16: 59
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      they have at least some kind of turnover of power, but we have longer than Brezhnev, the guarantor with his hands ...
      1. Amateur
        Amateur 9 February 2022 17: 02
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        Sorry, I didn't understand. Do you want a photo of a guarantor like a nudist mutter? Photos of his topless are full on the net
      2. Hagen
        Hagen 10 February 2022 06: 58
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        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        they have at least some kind of turnover of power, but we have longer than Brezhnev, the guarantor with his hands ...

        Do you want to change everything right now? I'm embarrassed to ask - by whom or to whom?
        1. Cork
          Cork 10 February 2022 19: 06
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          Why can't we have a monarchy or a military dictatorship!
          1. Hagen
            Hagen 10 February 2022 19: 14
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            Quote: Cork
            Why can't we have a monarchy or a military dictatorship!

            Well, at least for the reasons that today we are in a state without a couple of seconds before a hot war, and the shifter simply does not have time to delve into the current processes of governing the country. Or do you think that this is not necessary, and that anyone can immediately take control of a country like ours at such a difficult moment?
            1. Cork
              Cork 11 February 2022 00: 55
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              Ah, so we still have a monarchy, and not a federal republic, and the United States and Japan are also on the verge of war, but they are not afraid to choose the leaders of the country according to the constitution!
              1. Hagen
                Hagen 11 February 2022 06: 47
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                Quote: Cork
                but there the leaders of the country are not afraid to choose according to the constitution!

                There, nothing (I mean global processes) depends on the leaders, and when they try to show their will, laws are suddenly adopted that limit their ability to do so. They can even simply be deleted from social networks, so that they don’t mess with their voters, and all without court decisions laughing . They can be chosen as much as they like, and the course of the state is controlled by completely different entities that no one chooses. In general, it is high time to understand that the main democratic institutions in the countries you mentioned, and not only in them, are a big fiction, an excuse for the uninitiated public. Elections, as a general set of measures to seep into power, are nothing but a wide-open hole in the state's defense for outside influence. There is a concept produced by the US Council on Foreign Relations that involves the use of the media as a tool for controlling public opinion, which radically upends democratic systems more than revolutions. Look, in Ukraine, power is changing systematically. How much did it help the economy of the state and its inhabitants? Who really rules there, the population (in the person of voters) or unknown crooks who secretly control the processes of formation of state bodies? If Yanukovych had shown authoritarian will and toughness in upholding the constitutional order under his windows, today Ukraine would be somewhat different. Although I admit that the Nazis began to come to power there much earlier and in the wake of the development of democratic institutions even under the USSR. Here are your choices. By the way, Hitler also came to power in a democratic way... Think about it.
  12. nikvic46
    nikvic46 9 February 2022 17: 00
    +1
    Unfortunately, we see only problems in Germany. There are many things in Germany that we need to adopt. Here is the great participation of the state in the life of this country. We always set China as an example. But China itself largely depends on Germany.
  13. sergo1914
    sergo1914 9 February 2022 18: 27
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    . medals at the national championships in trampolining.


    Direct road to Roskosmos. Aunt on topic. Rogozin no longer exports.
  14. Non-fighter
    Non-fighter 9 February 2022 19: 23
    +1
    A. Burbock has a good education - the Humboldt School, a year of exchange studies in American Florida, then - the study of public law and political science at the University of Hamburg and the London School of Economics.

    At best, I studied economics as an elective, technical education is completely absent. Like most modern politicians.
  15. bulava74
    bulava74 13 February 2022 21: 29
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    If I briefly summarized a lot of beeches of this post, then:
    - Germany, a sober-minded country and ill-conceived steps, is not her style. This can be understood by the fact that as soon as the President of the country spoke privately with our heroine, in relation to SP-2, she immediately reduced her aggressive rhetoric. Baba is smart and understands that there are questions wherever she goes with her mug on her face.