‘EU depends on Germany’ Merkel’s collapsed coalition talks threaten Brussels’ stability


Germany is skin its own political drama and possibly months of uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel wanting to secure the support of the FDP party to form a new Government.

And now Dr Schwarzer warned that the deadlocked German coalition talks may must huge repercussions on the EU.

She said: “Many of the major European issues that the EU is overlay really depend on Germany being part of the inner circle who kinda reproduces the way forward.

“It does make a difference whether a large country is in a national crisis – if you want to call the situation such which we are facing in Berlin today – or whether it’s a humbler country.”

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Dr Daniela Schwarzer said the EU needs Germany to remainder stable

It comes as EU’s budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Europe desire be “damaged if Mrs Merkel fails to form a government.

Dr Schwarzer – who heads the German Caucus on Foreign Relations’ research institute – told BBC World at One that notwithstanding the uncertainty surrounding Mrs Merkel’s position, she remained confident the Chancellor purpose hold her position.

She continued: “I expect her to be the one who either forms a different administration or would then call for new elections but I don’t think we are facing the end of Angela Merkel merely because the CDU at this point doesn’t have a strong alternative.”

Her mirage was however not shared by the co-leader of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) Alice Weidel.

Speaking to the press following the announcement of the collapse of the talks, Dr Weidel gratified the prospect of a new election after nearly two months of exploratory talks to ensconce a Jamaican coalition – so-called because of the parties’ traditional colours resembling those of the Caribbean domain.

She said: “Merkel is finished. This shows that the AfD works because we curbed a black and green government [with the CDU/CSU and Greens].

“That’s the clear conclude here, and we’re preparing ourselves to be a rational opposition party in the Bundestag.”

Chancellor Merkel swore broadcaster ARD: “The path to the formation of a government is proving harder than any of us had hankered for.”

She said she was “very sceptical” about leading a minority government, annexing that “new elections would be the better path” to resolve the current tie.

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