Juncker reveals a significant shift As Germany’s influence ‘grows,’ Merkel was exposed to EU politics.
JEAN-CLAUDE Angela Merkel, according to Juncker, has made a substantial transformation in German politics that will likely continue to influence Germany’s relationship with the European Union when she leaves the Bundestag.
Angela Merkel, according to Jean-Claude Juncker, was the first German politician to instill a sense of “European consciousness” in her policies during her 16-year presidency. Former European Commission President Juncker predicted that the changes brought by Chancellor Merkel during her tenure will have an impact on Berlin’s relationship with the European Union long beyond the German election on Sunday. Mr Juncker said on the BBC’s Outside Source: “She gained a European sensibility.
“There will be no German Chancellor after Angela Merkel who is not pro-European.”
Mr Juncker echoed his judgment of the future of German politics earlier this week, admitting that the German election “is not such an exciting topic from a European point of view.”
Both the CDU’s Armin Laschet and the SPD’s Olaf Scholz, according to the former Commission President, are top prospects to succeed Mrs Merkel “Mr. Laschet’s “background and career,” and Mr. Scholz’s convictions “which he made his own” during his tenure in high office, make them “grounded Europeans.”
Mrs Merkel’s efforts over nearly two decades has made Germany one of the most stable members of the European Union, according to German ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, who refuted ideas that her departure will shift Berlin’s levels of power across the EU.
Mr. Ischinger stated, ” “Germany will most likely continue to be the European Union’s most politically stable member.
“And the European Union’s single-largest economic force.
“As a result, Germany will continue to be influential, if not expand in prominence.”
Mrs Merkel, who has been in office since 2005, is to step down as leader of Europe’s largest economy following the election on Sunday, though she will continue to serve as chancellor during coalition talks.
After the election, Germany will face months of difficult discussions to create a coalition government, with three parties expected to need to work together to reach the threshold of 50 percent of all seats in the Bundestag.
If Olaf Scholz’s center-left Social Democrats win, the Greens, who are now third in surveys, would be his natural coalition partner.
The parties are much in agreement on environmental policies, tax increases, and social expenditure, however the Greens are far more hawkish on Russia.
Only a few hours after the polls closed. “Brinkwire News Summary.”