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Macron and Merkel: the Real escalation looks different

With the advance to the North Stream 2 has caught France, the Federal government cold. An ice age between Chancellor Merkel and President Macron is not threatened yet.

in France the Gas against Germany! Macron says his participation in the Munich security conference, and thus an appearance on the side of the Chancellor! The merger of Siemens and Alstom bursts! Louder English-French horror stories. Only one has to do with the other so much as a runny nose with tooth pain and dandruff - annoying, but not threatening.

The German-French industrial heavyweights Siemens and Alstom wanted to merge to be able to the major Chinese competitors in the future, better the face. They were not allowed to, because the competition authorities of the EU in Brussels, a violation of the competition.

the decision of The French President, Emmanuel Macron, to waive his participation in the Munich security conference, for the organisers, although unpleasant, especially with Donald Trump, another has hard rejected weight gratefully. But Macron meets with the Chancellor on a regular basis anyway, most recently at the signing ceremony of the Aachen Treaty, a further development of the Elysée Treaty. And for truly urgent questions, there is the phone.

Macron has other things to Worry about

in addition, the French President currently has other things to Worry about: The Yellow-West movement to him and his government duly To signal to the French people, I understand you, listen to you and talk to you, he Débat Grand, a great national debate launched. Since the days of the traveling Macron and members of the government at great personal risk through France and discuss the French girls and the French.

protesters commemorated with a Protest at the beginning of February the "yellow West", which were injured in clashes with the police.

Yesterday debated Macron shirtsleeves until late in the evening with 1000 young people in the deepest part of the French Hinterland about their future prospects, the education deficits in France and the rampant youth unemployment. Macron has his priorities: Currently, it is the domestic policy, especially the Federal government of Germany should understand that.

Had to wait for the French government, but long enough to ensure that a functioning German government. That is, precisely, an appearance at the security conference for reasons of timing, set-up, can have a maximum of collateral damage and not overrated understood.

Federal government cold

the new EU Gas Directive subject: Since Germany has actually caught cold. Even if the scepticism of the French compared to the German-Russian Nord Stream-2 project has always been quite pronounced. Macron is already of the opinion that energy should not be discussed policy issues bilaterally, but the EU in its entirety, and decided.

the fact that the French intended to vote for the policy change, to the detriment of German economic interests, has secured Macron, the sympathies of the Eastern European EU member States such as Poland, and once more the gratitude of the Ukraine, which have to lose by Nord Stream 2 very much. Very disinterested in the Rest of the French President had Because the French energy group, Engie, to a 25 percent state-owned, is involved in the Nord Stream 2 and would lose in case of a Failure of a lot of money.

the Germans and the French have been involved in the Gas Directive, a bit of sleep. The German side is assumed that all runs, the French side has not annexed to the project the importance it has for Germany. The French Gas comes to 40 per cent from Norway, and makes up only about 15 percent of the energy supply.

Real escalation with Rome

The compromise that has now been found in hectic talks between Paris and Berlin, but also shows The horrors of a break-up of the German-French relations are a gross exaggeration. If you want to know what it looks like to go when relationships are based on, should look at the French-Italian relations. There just real escalation is called for.

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