Angela Merkel’s victory in Sunday’s general election in Germany was insufficient and fairly negative for the rest of Europe. For one thing, the Macron Plan, to create fiscal unity, has automatically been pushed back for at least four years.
Despite the elements of surprise in yesterday’s general elections in Germany, most analysts and economists believe the overall impact on the financial markets will be limited in the short and medium-term. But with the status quo of the Grand Coalition no longer available, there will now be a period of uncertainty.
The elections in Germany are just 3 days away now and all the coalition possibilities are still on the cards. That said, the most likely seem to be Angela Merkel’s CDU&SPD, like now, and CDU&FDF&Greens.
Emmanuel Gomez Farias Mata and Ivan Farias Pelcastre | Donald Trump’s populist approach led political commentators on both sides of the Atlantic to argue that the US had abandoned its position at the forefront of global politics. Those same commentators quickly turned their heads to Germany as the country that can — and seems willing to — lead the industrialized, liberal democracies into the 21st century, and pronounced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the new “leader of the free world.”
The damping of the refugee crisis and the strength of the economy have weakened German voters’ desire for a radical change. If Angela Merkel is re-elected as chancellor, the financial markets are likely to function normally.
Jens Bastian via Macropolis | As various countries in the European Union prepare for watershed elections in the course of 2017, analysts at www.macropolis.gr will be discussing the implications of these elections and the issues most likely to impact the electoral agendas. We start off with a look at Germany and its strong bilateral (economic) ties with Russia.
Many countries refused to contribute to the European community’s handling of the crisis and, left on her own, Merkel explains: “We hope that once there is peace you will be able to return to your country”.
The conservative members of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU) do not understand that she does not want to put a limit on the number of refugees. And now even her coalition partner in Berlin, the Social Democrats, criticise her for underestimating the scale of the challenge. So to what extent will Merkel be able to impose her ideas? Who can replace her? Is it a viable proposition to integrate all asylum seekers who arrive in Europe?
MADRID | July 16, 2015 | By Fernando G. Urbaneja | To doubt German solidarity is to deny the evidence. To do it from Spain shows ignorance or bad faith. Merkel has proven she wants and can support the welfare state, firmly established in Germany for decades.