The advertising boards of the tube in London animate the life of the underground. Among posters of cosmetics, musical events and new art exhibitions, one can encounter in political posters that describe, ironically, the situation in Europe.
The setback which affected the old continent is at the mercy of all.
The posters take up statements in the Economist: political satire retracts the German Chancellor as a devil, while she sinks Europe.
The European crisis concerns also the rest of the world and Germany, it seems, failed to fill the role of “historical power” that, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has characterized it as a new world power.
Germany defends its status quo and it continues to have in Europe an aggressive and defensive policy. Germany operates hegemony in Europe because of its economic power, which uses in its favor.
During the crisis, the Chancellor Merkel stated her priorities: first one is concerned about the model German exports; then the profits of the banks and of the alleged or real resentment of the German taxpayer. The state of health of the euro and the prospects for Germany are after the defense of national economic interests.
The evaluations of the German media are no different: an analysis of Reuters identifies Germany as the “greatest threat to Europe”.
Other European countries should form a “common front” against the Federal Republic of Germany and compel its to submit to European rules. It seems that states are adapting to the domain German doomed to failure.
According to the Economist, the German Government has the major responsibility for the crisis in the Euro, for its fixation on savings programs. The Merkel however seems to suggest that even in case of breakage of the Euro, Germany still could manage.
Germans consider Merkel’s authorities a little hesitant. Her policy decisions are often ad-hoc measures. During the crisis, Merkel has acted as a perfect representative of the neo-liberal dogma.
Generally Merkel leaves to other members of the government the debate on the Euro crisis. But that could not hide that she is to define the main lines of the political crisis in Europe: loans in exchange for saving programs and the stable settlement of savings policy at the European level, among them the Fiskalpakt.
Merkel strongly defends the German model. Chancellor on strategic issues in Europe is unmovable and controlled, she entrusted fully to neo-liberal proposals.