every year, Munich becomes the stage of world politics. Never before has political alliances and Alliance systems were so fragile, as is the case with the 55. Security conference, which begins this Friday. Crises there were, mostly they were overcome. The Confidence that conflicts will be solved and the international order asserts itself, but is missing this time.
"Things will not be okay," explains the host, Wolfgang Ischinger, the pessimistic attitude among participants. 35 heads of state and government and 80 Foreign Ministers and defence Ministers are expected to attend. Rifts in the transatlantic Alliance and Europe.
US Vice-President Mike Pence arrives from Warsaw. In Poland, he has forged a coalition with the EU's Eastern members against the Iran policy of the Western EU. All Europeans should "pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran," asked Pence. The leadership in Tehran "is preparing a new Holocaust".
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Also between Germany and France breaks. In the dispute over the conditions for German-Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 Emmanuel Macron presented a few days ago, against Angela Merkel. Meanwhile, Germany and France have agreed to do so.
Macron but remained at his refusal to Munich, it was originally planned that it occurs there together with Merkel. He had to stay in France for the dialogue with supporters of the protest movement of the "Yellow jackets," he says. In the debate about the consequences of the phasing out of nuclear disarmament treaties France does not want to follow the proposal of its nuclear protective umbrella to Germany to expand.
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the paralysis of Europe by the end Brexit negotiations and disagreements within Nato to press on the mood in Munich. The British defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, will open the conference on Friday afternoon with the Federal Minister of defence Ursula von der Leyen, and assure that Europe's military could have a future in the UK.
The United Kingdom to leave the EU, the common security policy. However, the question of interest to all of the far more – like appearance of the Brexit: "No deal", with the agreement of, or after a shift? – he will not answer.
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Perhaps the conflicts lead to new, stronger alliances within the EU, and in the end, to a smaller, but stronger EU 2.0.
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Minister of defence of the Alliance come from a Meeting in Brussels to Munich. Donald Trumps demand more money for the armed forces to spend to get the Europeans are reluctant.
on The topic of Afghanistan is a growing Frustration, first, because of the lack of success and, secondly, because the United States negotiate with the Taliban about a truce, without the allies and the government in Kabul. The USA want to reduce their forces in the Hindu Kush. The consequences for the presence of the Europeans, and the Bundeswehr has, because your security to a good part of the US-depends on the troops.
Chancellor Merkel will open, after Macron is missing, the Saturday with the Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and the Romanian President, Klaus Johannis. Romania currently has the presidency of the EU.
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security is limited to military issues. Also climate change, energy supply, data security, and Cyber threats will be discussed in Munich. And the foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, will once again promote an Alliance of multi-laterali. Middle powers, such as Japan, Germany, France, Canada does not want to go in the competition of the great powers and their interests to defend.