Jens Bastian | With Merkel’s gradual retreat from German politics, a new sense of political timing is set in motion across capital cities in Europe. How will Athens react to the gradual changing of the guards in Berlin? While much air time and social media is being consumed with domestic political quarrels in Greece, both government representatives and opposition parties will be well-advised to look closely at the next developments in Germany.
The migrant crisis has taken over German politics, although it is just one of the many issues concerning the European central power. The future of the euro is still pending. But some economists believe that the right-wing AFD party’s demand for the European process to be stopped is nonsense.