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You want to set a sign against the hysteria

think How Angela Merkel about her political legacy, is not known. You should, but in the spirit of time balance sheet and a list of European pests and provide

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You want to set a sign against the hysteria

think How Angela Merkel about her political legacy, is not known. You should, but in the spirit of time balance sheet and a list of European pests and provide you during your long chancellorship, should occupy a couple of politicians from Greece in the front ranks. Not without reason, because in Athens, the two major crises which were to be Merkel's Nemesis, which could erode their Power increased. Since the Euro crisis first of all, the start of which is now almost ten years, Greece and the common currency had to be bailed out with billions. That was the birth of the Anti-Euro party, AfD, far before in the late summer of 2015, a Million refugees, who were stranded on the Greek Islands, the Balkans after Germany moved on, waved on through by completely overmatched Greek border guards. The Rest of the story is known.

Today, Merkel is expected in Athens, you will be a Minister-President Alexis Tsipras meet, who owes his political rise to the recovery program, the Merkel has been in the EU pushed through – to the chagrin of the Greeks. The anger on the radical connected to the harsh Austerity measures contributed to the populist Tsipras in January 2015 to Power, in a campaign peppered with strong Anti-Merkel. His conservative predecessor had unnerved abandoned. In the meantime, Tsipras is no longer in office than all the other Crisis Prime Minister before him – and Merkel and the politicians of the left party Syriza maintaining a strikingly relaxed attitude. Paradox? By no means.

Nationalist hysteria again before the Flare-up

Merkel and Tsipras a passionate pragmatism connects. Ideological loyalty is far less important than retaining power. The former Anti-Establishment party Syriza is now part of the Establishment, it has – as all the parties in front of you – post the award in the state. And Tsipras has supplied, Greece has left in the last summer of the rescue program, even if it is still under meticulous supervision of the lender. That Merkel is traveling to the beginning of the year to the winter damp of Athens, in recognition of the already done. Also a word of thanks is likely to fall, Greece to today the main load of the European refugee carries deals with Turkey. The misery is jammed now in Camps on five Greek Islands, and not in Freilassing or Passau. Tsipras can make use of popular, his coalition government is only a hair's width from a fraction. New elections, originally planned for fall, could be much earlier.

This makes the visit, but also tricky, especially as Merkel's most important Embassy in Athens is expected to be clearly as a dialing aid. The Chancellor wants to praise Tsipras for a historic breakthrough for the agreement, negotiated by the Premier with his Macedonian colleague, Zoran Zaev. It is open to the neighbors of the Greeks under the new state name Republic of Northern Macedonia the way into Nato and the EU. 26 years, Greek governments of the courage, the nodes in the intricate name dispute-through was lacking, while politicians presumed in Skopje and dangerous myths. The Treaty of Prespa, as the agreement is called, is to be proposed a foreign policy centerpiece for the Tsipras and Zaev, both 44 years old now, even for the Nobel peace prize. It is the blessing of the Greek Parliament, is still missing. The want to Tsipras' small right-wing populist coalition partner, the Independent Greeks, will not give. And the major conservative opposition party Nea Dimokratia does not want to provide the missing votes for the Treaty. Instead, the Conservative – good-election polls, riding in the view – on the wave of nationalist firebrands, which will explain the prevention of the Treaty to "Patriotic duty". A quarter of a century after the Balkan nationalist hysteria to the next Generation is given more wars in Greece.

Macedonia don't want no Trouble

by Contrast, Merkel wants to put a sign, Tsipras supports, if others want to overthrow him. You would have thought a few years ago is also not possible. The Conservatives will not like. Only the daring on-the-spot use of the German Chancellor in Athens, is the use of anything? The Greek conditions are once again unpredictable. On Friday, the deeply divided coalition in Athens to meet again, possibly this is the divorce conversation. Since Merkel is then just gone again. Perhaps this risky expedition will take place in the South later, an entry in Merkel's memoirs, under: January, 2019, in Trouble again with the Greeks. At least the Macedonians seem to want to make any Trouble: The Parliament in Skopje came together on Wednesday evening to discuss the agreement with Greece to vote.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 09.01.2019, 21:47 PM

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