Germany (Thee EU) picks new leaders: Will the EU implode once it is forced to leave the womb of its Mother?
Angela Merkel’s long overdue retirement may be the best catalyst to break this multicult project. Other governments are showing no signs of leaving the bloc; in fact, many want to enlarge it.
With no strong or talented leaders insight (one knows things hit rock-bottom when von der Leyen and Sassoli were the best they could do at the EU level), the best chance of breaking the union may be approaching. While there is talk of Macron, he lacks the ingredients and respect needed to lead Europe. Many view him as a spoiled snot and France is in decline.
Contrary to what the German media implies, Merkel’s CDU (and sisters at CSU) are not conservatives and have moved left over the years. They formed a Grand Coalition with left-wing Socialists and are about to form a new coalition with radical Greens.
On the EU level, they control the EPP Party, which works with Greens, Socialists, and Verhofstadt’s federalists to blackball Salvini and other national conservatives. As we said from our beginnings, there is absolutely no reason for Fidesz (or Jansa of Slovenia) to be associated with the EPP, which only tolerates Orban to keep the right divided and weak in the EU. Some EPP members fear his departure would strengthen VOX in Spain, Meloni in Italy, and the right in Germany and France.
Armin Laschet looks to be the successor to Merkel, but he is uninspiring, weak, and likes to put on political shows…as he did in Greece when he scolded member states regarding their lack of ‘solidarity’ to the illegals.
But the EU Matriarch’s retirement will leave the bloc vulnerable and expose its bitter divisions. Although the V4 Report thought this to be embarrassing, the other member states have always relied upon Merkel for everything, becoming overly dependent on her at every stage.
Her retirement may prove too much for a bloc, whose members have very different definitions of Europe and are increasingly at war with one another over its very different values and beliefs. The bitterness is clear, but Merkel was always able to intervene to ‘save the day’.
With her gone, the EU may implode internally and finally break. Here is to Merkel’s retirement.
Can she speed it up?