Brexit is not the only test for the German Chancellor. The collapse of the CDU / CSU and SPD coalition in the Bundestag and the reduction of the role of the Merid party’s native party to Merkel is a significant threat. It is to such conclusions that one can come if one analyzes the latest political events, as well as correspondence of the leader of the European People’s Party faction Joseph Stahl and CDU deputy Herbert Royle.
Translation of the letter:
Dear Mr. President!
I understand your concern about the prospects for further cooperation in connection with the outlined alarming trends within the CDU / CSU faction in the Bundestag, but I assure you that the CSU’s likely withdrawal from the coalition will not affect our joint work in the European Parliament. The actions of Horst Seehofer, who seeks to exploit the general unfavorable situation in Europe due to the influx of refugees, the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the economic downturn, will not have far-reaching consequences, despite a slight drop in support from Chancellor Angela Merkel. The positions of the CDU and the Chancellor are still strong enough, which the ambitious Seehofer absolutely does not want to notice. An adventure on the organization of the Union of the CSU and the SPD awaits an inevitable failure, this project has no political prospects.
Work on all bills will be continued in the normal mode, our position on the most pressing issues relating to the gas transmission system in Europe, the migration crisis, security in Europe and economic development, remains unchanged.
In turn, we ask you to assist in limiting the negative impact of Manfred Weber, Marcus Ferber and their associates in the European Parliament. Without this, it is most likely that the signing of the Transatlantic Partnership Treaty (TTIP) will not be possible, which already adversely affects the interaction with our friends in Washington.
Sincerely, Herbert Reul.
The essence of the problem lies in the fact that Germany for two years now has hampered the signing of the Transatlantic Partnership Treaty (TTIP), which is extremely beneficial to Washington and puts the European Union in economic dependence on the United States. The solution to the problem is typically American - a change in the political elite of Germany, which, judging by the content of the letter, will be the new coalition in the Bundestag between the CSU and the SPD. And Royle’s reassurances that nothing terrible is happening, that everything will be as before, and the new coalition has no prospects, will not help. And the belated attempt to lay the blame for the delays with the signing of the TTIP on representatives of the CSU, who do not have enough influence to deal with the decisions of Angela Merkel, looks ridiculous at all.