Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Brexit didn't play in this election. Everybody is (at least emotionally) indifferent though maybe they shouldn't be.

Should Jamaica come to pass then we have the following: FDP (neo)liberal they don't have a problem with FoM (actually nobody has). Greens are somewhat "Europe First". CDU/CSU will find it difficult to make concessions in the 2nd phase of negotiations (if they are even inclined to) and why should they? UK is still undecided and legal/practical realities are forcing their position into the EU's vice.

However, when it comes to the overall direction/reform of the EU we have internal conflict potential. Greens are open to financial integration. CDU/CSU/FDO are not. Especially the FDP; they dont even want a banking union. It's been said that the FDP would be Macron's nightmare. Well, here they are. Expect stagnation on that front - as always.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Sun Sep 24th, 2017 at 10:38:57 PM EST
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