Two great powers that have led Europe: Germany and France. However, with the Merkel administration in Germany and the Macron administration in France, there has been growing support in the country and the current situation is trembling. Who will lead the confused future of Europe?
(Junko Noda, General Director of Berlin)
The administration of Merkel “crisis of collapse”
Europe where a first in one and anti-EU principle emerges. A strong earthquake struck this month in Germany, which has been considered relatively stable. The leader of the Social Democratic Party, which is one of the two main political parties responsible for the Merkel government, suddenly announced his resignation.
Mr. Nares resigned as leader of the Social Democratic Party.
Mr. Nares, who became the first party leader in the history of the Social Democratic Party, lasts only one year and one month. The reason for his resignation was the European parliamentary election in May.
The vote for the Social Democratic Party was reduced to 15.8%, 11 points less than five years ago.
The Social Democratic Party has led Germany’s post-war policy as one of the two main parties in Germany.
However, in recent years, the decline in approval ratings has not stopped. The fact that it has joined the coalition government with Merkel has lost its identity, and the party complains that “the result of the policy it has affirmed has been assumed by Mr. Merkel.”
The Right-Right Christian Democratic Union, headed by Prime Minister Merkel, also faces weak support.
The prime minister, Merkel, resigned last December in response to growing criticism of the tolerant refugee policy. Mr. Crump Karenbauer, who has a lot of confidence in himself, assumed the position as successor.
Mr. Clamp Karenbauer (left)
Delegation of power that seemed to have progressed adequately. However, in the European parliamentary elections, where Mr. Crump Karenbauer led the first electoral campaign, it was a historical low of 22.6%, 7 points below the previous period, which is a historical minimum.
Public opinion polls published earlier this month for the first time in history exceeded the Green Party’s approval rating for environmental protection, and Crump Karenbauer himself is slow and only 18% said “appropriate” to the first Minister .
The current administration has a term of up to 2021, but with the turmoil of the Social Democratic Party and the unpopularity of its successors, the basis of the Merkel administration is eroding.
Wind against Buddha’s “star of hope”
One side of France The star of hope that has emerged, President McLon, is also facing a strong headwind.
At the beginning of its inauguration, he asked Germany to cooperate, “France and Germany can create a momentum for reform”.
The prime minister, Merkel, welcomes a positive position on collaboration and says that “if there is no strong France, Europe and Germany will not work”. Many Germans also expressed great expectations, sympathetic to the vision of the future of Europe that defends President Macron.
Then two years. In European parliamentary elections, which became de facto confidence votes, President McLon’s party was less than the national coalition of far-right parties led by the EU’s skeptical leader, Lupeng. The anti-government demonstrations have spread throughout the country as a result of the fuel tax increase last November, and have received a headwind.
“Sukima style” between Germany and France.
Europe, where small and medium-sized countries are crowded. To compete with the “superpowers” of the United States and China, individual countries have no teeth and need a strong Europe to join the EU, Germany and France have considered that European integration is essential. Yes
However, there is a deep gap between Germany and France over the degree of integration progress.
The pillar of EU reform advocated by President McLon is to strengthen fiscal integration. Specifically, the idea is to create a common budget between the countries that join the euro and distribute the money that the richer countries of the north, such as Germany, have to the countries of the south, such as Greece and Italy, where financial difficulties continue.
However, it makes no sense among Germans that “the tax they paid is used to fill the countries of the lax fiscal countries.” Chancellor Merkel is also cold with McKon’s proposal.
In addition, the gap between Germany and France has emerged in the affairs of EU personnel. Once the European parliamentary elections are over, the EU is now in the process of choosing to replace the main post.