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BERLIN (Own report) – Berlin has launched a new offensive to consolidate its predominance over the EU and strengthen its geopolitical position. On the occasion of this year’s national holiday, last week, German President Joachim Gauck claimed that more and more “voices” in Germany and abroad are demanding that his country should play “a stronger role in Europe and the world.” Germany is “not an island” and should not “belittle” itself in the future, after all, it is the “fourth largest economic power in the world.” As his source of inspiration, he also named the Polish foreign minister, who had called for “German leadership” already in late 2011, and a prominent transatlantic publicist, who had recently called on Berlin to act “more resolutely” in the EU following the elections. Gauck’s offensive had been carefully prepared in the foreign policy establishment. Whereas sectors of the elite in other EU countries condone German “leadership,” large majorities of the populations in the southern EU countries are criticizing German predominance. The intra-European power struggles are continuing. Already a few months ago, Luxemburg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker had warned that he can see similarities to the period leading up to WW I.
“Voices” Are Demanding
In his speech on the occasion of the German national holiday last week, President Joachim Gauck called for Germany to be more resolute in its hegemonic policy. Reverting to old methods of rhetorical deception, Gauck claimed that Germany – deploying currently nearly 6,000 troops in more than ten countries around the world and dictating, as its most powerful member country, brutal austerity programs to the EU – has been exercising too much restraint and is now being innocently pushed by others to the forefront: “Some neighboring countries” would like to see Germany playing “a stronger role.” More and more “voices inside and outside our country are demanding a stronger German commitment in international affairs.” Germany is “populous, located at the center of the continent and the fourth largest economic power in the world.” This is why Germany should not “belittle itself.” He considers his country to be a nation “affirming itself”. Germany is “not an island” and it should, in the future, contribute more to the “solution” of global – even military – conflicts.
Resembling a Century Ago
Insiders are warning against an underestimation of the escalation potential of this sort of power struggle. Already in March, Luxemburg’s Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker declared publicly that he sees strong similarities to the period leading up to WW I: “I am struck by the realization, of the extent to which European relations in 2013 are resembling those of one century ago.” The speed with which tensions could escalate, have been demonstrated in protests against the German austerity dictates in Greece and Italy. “Suddenly, resentments have been re-ignited that one had believed had been definitely overcome.” With unusual bluntness, Juncker warned that “whoever believes that the eternal question of war and peace in Europe will never be raised again, could be sadly mistaken. The demons have not disappeared, they are only asleep.”
Full article: Sleeping Demons (German Foreign Policy)