The Guardian – Merz without clear stance on EU

In an article by the Guardian, Lucas Guttenberg criticises Merz’ “tactically ambiguous” position on EU politics.

“He will rarely take an unequivocal stance on European initiatives like the pandemic recovery fund, but only say that the EU walks a ‘very fine line’ with financial rescue packages,” Lucas Guttenberg points out. With this tactic, the candidate for the CDU party chair was trying to please those voters of the party who are increasingly suspicious of the EU, he continues – A risky strategy for Europe, because “as long as the CDU maintains its fear of Germany being cheated by the rest of Europe, any steps towards further integration are only going to take place under extreme pressure”.

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