The Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier in interview to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said supporters of a United Europe need to rethink their strategy. If staunch supporters of a Union will not change its strategy to rescue the “United Europe” will not succeed.
Political slogans “the Eternal peace on the continent” and “Europe has no alternative” no longer hold water, said Steinmeier.
“The financial crisis, the wave of refugees and the shock of the results of the referendum in Britain has plunged the European Union into strong turbulence,” he warns in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung.
According to Steinmeier, the leaders of right-wing movements in Europe are well aware of the concerns of the voters and took advantage of the miscalculations in the policy of Brussels to voice dialing. Things that were regarded for several decades as a constant, suddenly again came into question.
“If we do not understand, what is the value of the EU, he will die,” — said Steinmeier.
Steinmeier said that in this regard, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany from October 2016 to March 2017 plans to hold a series of meetings across Germany “with all stakeholders”. The Süddeutsche Zeitung writes, citing the German foreign Ministry that a similar meeting with voters plan to conduct the Ministry of the neighbouring countries of the EU.
Previously Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Germany will support the gradual abolition of EU sanctions against Russia in case of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements to end the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.