The exploratory talks on forming a new German government, which have dragged on for nearly four months now with different actors, are characterized above all by the utter lack of any concept of the future. Such is the assessment given by Helga Zepp-LaRouche in an article written on Jan. 6, 2018 for Neue Solidarität. Meanwhile, a growing number of Germans have come to realize that Angela Merkel really cares very little about the common good. In the latest poll published by DIMAP, she came in only third with a 52% rating, behind the current Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel of the SPD, at 62%, and Cem Ozdemir, a leader of the Green Party, at 53%. Of those polled, 67% think that Merkel’s best time as Chancellor is behind her.
Just under one week after the legislative elections in Germany, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the chairwoman of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BüSo), took a hard look at the results and the perspectives for the future, in an article written Sept. 30 under the above title.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Chairwoman of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BüSo), issued a short statement on Sept. 25, on the results of the Bundestag elections that had taken place the day before. The original German text can be read here.
While many European countries have by now expressed openness to joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the German government is still holding out, despite pressure from national industry and business interests. That stance was visible at the Belt and Road Forum on May 14-15, where the German representative, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries, used the occasion to lecture the Chinese on “living up to European standards”.