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Eurointelligence - Professional: Germany, the day after (September 24, 2013)
Angela Merkel is expected to dominate European politics. "Chief of Europe" reads the title on the front page of Le Monde.  The French government lost any appetite to take initiative in Europe or even to oppose Merkel, writes Cecile Cornudet in Les Echos. Francois Hollande did not pick up on the German elections concentrating on the European elections next May instead. His earlier push for a Eurozone government has fallen off the agenda with Merkel's victory. Instead under the new theme "reorienting Europe" Hollande sets his accent on employment, just like he promised in his election campaign.
On the last point: Fear of Germany used to be the reason why France wanted a strong Europe. Now fear of Germany is what slows down European integration. The reason is that the European integration on offer is German-dominated.

In the Neurozone, there can be only one.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 24th, 2013 at 04:01:49 PM EST
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