Die Welt: failure of Germany paralyzes Europe

Die Welt: Недееспособность Германии парализует Европу

“The influence of the West in the world falls. Authoritarian regimes, such as in Moscow and Beijing, expand, and threaten the cohesion of Europe. However, Germany refuses to recognize the geo-strategic issues as such”, – writes the German newspaper Die Welt.

“On the one hand, decreases the influence of the West in the world. Added to this is the internal identity crisis of the West. Right populist, partly authoritarian currents that are gaining momentum on this and that side of the Atlantic, make it clear that the values of liberal democracy increasingly less accepted and are considered binding and in our societies,” said the journalist Clemens Vergina.

“Around the world the freedom of losing ground for more than ten years. Authoritarian regimes are expanding and stabiliziruemost. Russia has again become antagonistic, a revisionist power, which the world opposes to Western interests and trying to destabilize the status quo. And China is acting so aggressively and expansively as not behaved over the last 200 years, and in the development of 5G network comes with European States as a major power, providing psychological pressure,” the article says.

“In view of such a situation is not helpful to apply the classic distinction between internal and external threats. This can be proved on the example of Russia. After the revisionist turn Putin at least since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Russia again represents a real external threat to the Eastern borders of NATO and the EU. Simultaneously, Russia stirs up internal conflicts in our societies. It is not surprising that the Russian measures aimed at exerting influence, supported as the camp speaker for the “Brakit” in the UK, and the election trump in the United States. Russia is fueling right populist revolt across Europe. But even more important is Moscow’s influence on the flow of refugees”, – specifies the edition.

“The cruel war crimes of the Russian and Syrian soldiers in Syria also aimed at keeping pressure on Europe, associated with refugees, and increasing tensions in European societies. Next stop Moscow in this way – it is Libya, where we are talking not only about access to energy sources, but also the chance to take control of the flow of refugees from Africa to Europe.”

The Russian example is ready to follow China and finds of Vergina. “The purpose of Beijing to split the EU, to using threats to subjugate each individual country.”

“The EU turns out to be surprisingly inert system. And Germany’s inability to properly respond to the strategic challenges contributes significantly to European paralysis”, – says the publication.

Berlin still allows himself to be “only partially efficient and are chronically underfunded army.” “Moreover, Germany refuses to recognize the Central geostrategic issues as such”.

“It’s not smart, and extremely silly to consider “Nord stream-2″ only economic project and become even more dependent on Moscow in the energy sector at a time when Russia is once again manifests the hegemonic desire on the continent. The same goes for 5G. During the cold war, we never would have thought to give the Central components of our telephone network into the hands of the USSR. Therefore, the question of whether we should tell China the switch from our mobile Internet is strategic.”

“In essence it is the task of Germany as the leading European powers would be a resistance organization on the continent. Instead, Angela Merkel behaves spineless in relations with Beijing and deliberately ignores the geostrategic component of this issue.”

“Germany also refuses to develop a plan “B” in case will cease to operate American security guarantee for the continent,” – said of Vergina.

“Six years ago Federal President Joachim gauck announced at the conference on security in Munich that in the future Germany will assume more responsibility in the world. Instead, Germany has a policy of self-deception on the principle that if we ignore the problem long enough, someday it will disappear. Growing “bezzabotnostj” – this is only a description of tendencies. But without a strong reaction of the Western partners it may soon become our fate,” concludes Die Welt.