After the municipal, Macron will seek solace in Germany - The Point

obviously, Angela Merkel is struggling to comfort Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday night, just after the slap of the second round of the municipal. Resplendent in his

After the municipal, Macron will seek solace in Germany - The Point

obviously, Angela Merkel is struggling to comfort Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday night, just after the slap of the second round of the municipal. Resplendent in his blazer off-white, Angela Merkel has quickly forgiven the slight delay of his guest. She was waiting, all smiles, on the forecourt of the castle. Neither handshakes nor hugs, Emmanuel Macron is simply bend the bust, while Angela Merkel outlined a namasté, laughing. At 1 metre 50 distance from one another. For their first meeting face-to-face since the start of the pandemic, the chancellor had treated the decor. A place is noble : the baroque castle of Meseberg, surrounded by a French garden, to the massive, perfectly carved, the residence of the German government for State visits, a small hour's drive from Berlin. An idyllic setting : Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron were maintained in the shade of an umbrella around a small table at the edge of the lake facing the castle.

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If they were officially brought together to confer with each other before the start of the German presidency of the european council, which begins on the 1st of July, the chancellor could not ignore the thoughts of the president were also elsewhere, in France. "The president Macron wants to forget this debacle as soon as possible," commented the weekly Der Spiegel. There is nothing like, therefore, to erase the bad memories of the election night on Sunday that this demonstration of perfect harmony franco-German on a background of a country-style décor. When asked about the outcome of the municipal during the joint press conference, Emmanuel Macron has dodged the question, noting that Meseberg was not the place to engage in an analysis of the domestic political situation in French. After all, we had another more urgent matter : to adopt, if possible at the european Council on 17 and 18 July, the stimulus package of 750 billion euros proposed by the european Commission a few days after a spectacular initial franco-German.

Merkel has been able to tame the "Grünen"

Angela Merkel has certainly not been a lot of efforts to do to demonstrate his empathy for the president crestfallen. There is not so long ago, she, too, was threatened by the green wave. It was before the pandemic requinque his popularity. She has not forgotten that a few months ago still, the Greens, led by the very popular tandem Annalena Baerbock/ Robert Habeck, cartonnaient at each election, while the CDU was melting at sight of eye. Accused of lacking punch and ideas, the chancellor seemed to in the end. Some even already saw in Robert Habeck the next chancellor. But the coronavirus has dramatically reversed this situation. Overnight, the Greens had virtually disappeared from the public debate, while the CDU had been on a spectacular rise in the polls. How effective and sovereign-Angela Merkel has handled the crisis has earned him praise in Germany and in the world. What a contrast with France, where the crisis of the Covid-19 has not benefited the executive. The second round of municipal Sunday has only served to confirm the unpopularity of Emmanuel Macron.

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In Germany, where the Greens have long been a true political force to be reckoned with, it is observed that the outcome of the French municipal with great interest. Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Lyon... all of these town halls, and not least, where there are now environmentalists. "The current success of the Greens, note the as a Paris correspondent of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, is not the consequence of wear and tear policy. Quite the contrary, it could contribute to a new revival of interest in the policy. This is because neither the devices of the parties or the talk-shows which have won this election. The new mayors have won because they fought around themes and provide clear and concrete. The Greens also benefit from the fact that, unlike their cousins in germany, they are rooted in a tradition of the left. "The Greens in germany are a moderate party who for a long time already, it participates actively in the exercise of power. Very present at the level of the municipalities and the Länder, they have also already ruled in Berlin within the coalition red-green under the leadership of Gerhard Schröder and Joschka Fischer from 1998 to 2002. The constellation black (CDU)-Green is one of the assumptions frequently made in the outcome of the elections of the fall of 2021.

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Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 14:33

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