Im Vorfeld der diesjährigen internationalen Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz vom 15.-17.2. veröffentlichten die Organisatoren eine Vorabversion ihres Berichts 2019 The Great Puzzle: Who Will Pick up the Pieces? („Das große Rätsel: wer sammelt die Scherben auf?“). Darin räumen sie gleich zu Anfang ein, daß sich die von der transatlantischen Welt dominierte „liberale Weltordnung“ der vergangenen Jahrzehnte in einer schweren Krise befindet.
The revolts in France against Emmanuel Macron and his policies have increasingly moved in the direction of a mass strike process; Great Britain threatens to sink into chaos over the Brexit policy, while the government is disintegrating; and in Germany, the two major parties of the post-war period are in a shambles, but nonetheless determined to stay their disastrous course, as seen in the recent CDU election. In short, the leaders of the three largest countries in the EU are finally being presented the bill for their failure to protect and defend the common good.
In an article written on Sept. 21, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the chairwoman of the Schiller Institute blasts the current German government and calls for cooperation with the Belt and Road Initiative, in particular to develop Africa.
The Chairwoman of the International Schiller Institutes Helga Zepp-LaRouche issued an urgent call on June 15 to the heads of state and government of the European Union, titled “History Is Now Being Written in Asia! The EU Summit Must Follow the Example of Singapore!”
In an article written April 28 for Neue Solidarität, Schiller Institute Chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche castigated German Chancellor Merkel and her government for supporting the April 14 missile strikes against Syria, which, was in fact just the most recent in a string of flagrant violations of the United Nations Charter and international law.
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”.