German power is now mostly seen in economic terms. Given its 20th century past, the dream of simply being a bigger Switzerland still holds a strong appeal to the German public: a country without any serious external security concerns, focused on prosperity and wellbeing.And yet recently Angela Merkel has put her country on a new course. She is redefining German power. This is not happening via grand speeches, but through concrete steps and sometimes discreet messages. And it is happening as a result of circumstances, not because of a comprehensively pre-prepared plan. Last year, in quick succession, war broke out in Ukraine, populist and extremist parties made strong gains in European elections, and the Greek conundrum returned to the eurozone. Because of all these crises, Merkel has been reappraising what her country should be doing as Europe’s powerhouse. Continue reading
Without London out of the picture, The Fourth Reich will have free reign over Europe and be able to create its European superstate, or, the United States of Europe. With a European Army being formed piece by piece, it’s all slowly coming together.
See also: Angela Merkel warns David Cameron over freedom of movement (The Guardian)
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Britain’s David Cameron that putting limits on immigration from other European Union nations would be a “point of no return” that could sharply increase the risk of Britain leaving the EU, a magazine said.
The weekly Der Spiegel, citing unnamed sources in Merkel’s office and the German foreign ministry, reported on Sunday that Merkel was becoming worried for the first time that a British exit from the EU – dubbed “Brexit” – was a real possibility. Continue reading