Eight Turkish men, a Greek man and a German policewoman were killed by the neo-Nazi cell National Socialist Underground. The surviving member of the far-right gang Beate Zschäpe goes on trial.
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.
German Social Democrats have appealed to Greens to consider forming a coalition in the build up to the national election. Would you say that the pre-election SPD-Greens coalition may have some positive effect on the combine election result of SPD and Greens or not, and why? 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.
But the EU also need decisiveness. Zbigniew Brzezinski just recently said that Europe needs today much more evocative forward-looking leadership of the kind it had some decades ago and which today is lacking. We hear this argument about leadership pretty often, but what it means in your opinion? What kind of leadership does Europe need? It is hard to deny that we need some leadership but the situation it pretty different then e.g. 50 years ago, in the time of Élysée Treaty.
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?
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?