Merkel: Europe can no longer rely on America

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...uropean-union-climate-change-g7-a7760486.html

Angela Merkel has suggested Germany and Europe can no longer rely on the US under Donald Trump.

Speaking at a campaign event held in a Bavarian beer tent, the German Chancellor emphasised the need for friendly relations with the US, Britain and Russia, but added: “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.”

Ms Merkel said that as the traditional western alliance is threatened by the new US presidency and Brexit, “the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.”

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Hiranyaksha

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What happens to NATO alliance? Turkey already took opposite side in Syria and now German revelation?
I won't go as far as dissolving NATO for now. But yes, now Germany want to have much more influence over Europe and wants to establish itself as a another pole.

Dynamics are changing, quite interesting to see future events.
 

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Does Deteriorating relationship between USA and EU, provide any business opportunities for India? Would the outlook of German change viz India if Modi plays the cards well?

With NATO gone, EU needs their own security against Russia. Earlier they were depending on US for security. Now US gone, India can bring their production activities to India and manufacture at lower costs. We can partner EU in defence production.
 

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Does Deteriorating relationship between USA and EU, provide any business opportunities for India? Would the outlook of German change viz India if Modi plays the cards well?

With NATO gone, EU needs their own security against Russia. Earlier they were depending on US for security. Now US gone, India can bring their production activities to India and manufacture at lower costs. We can partner EU in defence production.
Not much hope!

Europeans want everything. They want human rights but they also want regime changes. They want free trade but they don't want trade in services. They want to check Russia but they don't want to die or even pay for it. They want to check china but they want Chinese market too.

They are the most delusional breed on the planet after the mujjes. They want to love mujjes even when their women are raped by mujjes.

India can only have transactional relationship with Europe that too on strictly pro India basis.
 

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US's loss is Germany's gain. I can't blame her for Trump's goofups. How do you expect Trump to lead NATO when he is best friends with Putin and berates Merkel and other EU leaders.

For people who do not get why this is happening. It is because EU is getting its own army.
  1. Donald Trump BATTERS Brussels with order to STOP EU Army plans or lose US Nato support http://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...EU-Army-Nato-funding-European-Union-President
  2. EU army moves step closer: Ministers APPROVE Brussels defence headquarters http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/775843/eu-army-ministers-approve-brussels-defence-command-centre
UK was always against this army. And it is one of the reasons they exited EU. And now this is why US is threatening to take NATO.

The combined EU gdp is close to that of US. And it already has world's leading defence companies. And you guys really thought they cannot fight their own wars? Over the course of time we would get a clear picture of what this army will do and how powerful it is. But one thing is clear Germany has a central role in shaping EU army.

As for India Germany relationship. I feel that there can be a mutually beneficial partnership and not just in defence. EU (in general) is one of the largest markets bigger than North America. Also EU is more open to skilled immigrants from India unlike US. It is an opportunity that should not to be wasted.
 

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The global elite control Germany..Germany controls EU...EU is an economic rival to US. Germany and EU are shamelessly swindling US in defence. This is not sustainable.
 

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It's just campaign talk. She is posturing as someone fighting evil fascist Murikans. No need to take it too seriously.
 
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