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Merkel's poll win unlikely to make much difference to Brexit, analysts say - Guardian
The FDP may be more pro-business, but ... It will use its few bargaining chips "very carefully, and almost certainly not on Brexit"

... The idea that Germany would buy into something "because of the number of cars BMW sells is misleading" ... Kundnani said Germany was indeed driven by economic interest, but its economic interest was "long term rather than short term ... which means preserving the cohesion of the EU and the single market"

... But the shape of the new German cabinet means wholesale eurozone reforms are on balance unlikely, analysts say. ... The FDP leader, Christian Lindner, made clear on Sunday night that any eurozone reform that entailed major fiscal transfers as part of a eurozone budget and cost Germany money would be "a line in the sand". The idea that Merkel can "try to push through some big new initiative that may not be popular ... It's not going to happen," ... many in Berlin reject any suggestion that reform, no matter how good for Europe and Macron, should come at a cost to Germany.

Well if these guys say then it must be true...

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Sep 25th, 2017 at 06:03:11 PM EST
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