Monday, January 25, 2021

Tag: Merkel Survives the Coronapocalypse

Merkel Survives the Coronapocalypse, but the EU Won’t

by Tom Luongo, Strategic Culture:

No matter how hard I try to dig German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political grave she proves more adept at staying alive than a cockroach in a woodpile. And the recent fight amongst European Union members over “Coronabonds” has proven yet another escape path for her to avoid political termination.

Thanks to Merkel holding the line on debt mutualization and EU fiscal integration, which is very unpopular in Germany, her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is now polling at levels it hasn’t enjoyed since before the last general election in 2017.