German environmental movements have moved easily from words to deeds, initiating a series of mobilizations, bordering on violence, that are little talked about in the rest of Europe.
We know the budget but what will be the German military's shopping list? Nothing is certain yet, but something has already leaked out. The German armed forces seem to be in need of a real re-foundation
Scholz's announcement to allocate 2% of German GDP to Defense represents a political earthquake in Germany. Forced now to question many certainties that had themselves become constitutive of Germany's post-Cold War political identity.
The crisis in Ukraine is far from over; rather, we can say that it is heading towards the conclusion of a round. Let us therefore try to draw some lessons from this red-hot round. In a nutshell, the question is only one: who won and who lost?
The Scholz government is creaking, and creaking on restrictions. FDP group leader in the Bundestag Christian Dürr has made it known that his party has no intention of voting for the extension of anticovid measures.
For a convergence of historical and political reasons, Germany is the weakest link in the neo-authoritarian European triad that it makes up with France and Italy. Between polls, inflation and international tensions, it does not seem that the government will be able to insist on a hard line for long.
The parable of Armin Laschet at the head of the CDU was short-lived. Now it is the turn of Friedrich Merz, who defines himself as an Atlanticist and liberal-conservative, a historical opponent of Angela Merkel.
Nemmeno il tempo di insediarsi (la cerimonia ufficiale avverrà solo il 6 Dicembre prossimo) e già il Cancelliere designato Olaf Scholz ha davanti a sé la prima matassa da dipanare. Manco a dirlo, la prima sfida del nuovo governo si chiama Covid-19.
Difficile negare l’opportunità di accordi a livello europeo nel settore della Difesa, ma per l’appunto accordi, non vendite che finiscono per danneggiare i soggetti nazionali in grado di competere nel mondo cedendo nel contempo un patrimonio di esperienze difficilmente replicabili.