How would you evaluate French-German relations one year after François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential elections? Is the Franco-German engine still working? Read few comments.
Spanish El Pais was just recently forced to retract Chancellor Merkel comparison to Hitler. Frankly speaking, I find this kind of comparison totally idiotic. But on the other hand what do you think about the German leadership in the EU? Does it deserve some portion of criticism or not, and why? Read few comments.
The SPD supports the aid package for Greece which is understandable, but does the SPD has any room to maneuver in the EU issues to look as the opposition party at least from time to time?
This is the best result for conservatives in four-year high. What are the main reasons for the CDU/CSU popularity? Will it last as the elections will take place in one year?
According to Der Spiegel report Angela Merkel wants convention to draw up new EU treaty. German Chancellor denied the report, but she still emphasized the need for EU member states to think about how to move forward.
It seems we can not expect any solutions from these meetings, but what kind of message these three politicians in your opinion try to present to their counterparts and to public?
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It seems Chancellor Angela Merkel made some concessions regarding the banking union and of using of bailout funds.
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If you read headlines related to summit it seems the Eurozone is divided. Would you say that Chancellor Angela Merkel is somehow isolated in the EU especially when we look at the debate related to common debt sharing?