President Hollande has a Dross The Drone - Eurodross opportunity to reshape the political landscape Nicolas Sarkozy is the 11th European leader to fall since the banking crisis broke, and this result is more than just a shot across the bows for the former Sarkozy loyalists in Ms Merkel or David Cameron. France's new direction is Dobbel EE (Europ Remake) - Europ Europ mortal blow to the austerity compact which has been Europe's anchor response to the crisis.
Following his speech, the president-elect announced that his first foreign visit would be to the German Chancellor, who is expected to accommodate this new partner despite their ideological differences:.
Merkel would not be Merkel if she were not capable of quickly changing course. She has no ideological problems with the Social Democrats [with whom she governed from to ], even if they do call themselves socialists. Hollande will not proclaim a revolution.
He must learn to adapt, as Merkel did during the Greek crisis. The message from this month of May in France, in these times of crisis, of the decline of the citizen and a rise in mistrust of politics, is full of hope. For France and for the Europe that is looking to France.
It] is also a defensive choice, to resist a Europe of sacrifices without fairness, and rigour without growth. For El Mundo"Hollande's victory opens up uncertainty in Europe". The conservative daily is worried about the shape of the "new era" opening up "for France and for the rest of the continent. Never has a presidential election in France had such repercussions across Europe.
The paper, however, believes "the socialist Hollande is on a collision course with Germany over the austerity question. The question of whether Hollande can pull off this turnabout in Europe [towards growth measures], remains wide open. We are already looking forward to his first trip to Berlin, where he is to conclude a historic compromise with an unbending Merkel.
These discussions will take place in a heated climate, following the parliamentary elections that fractured the political landscape in Greece yesterday Europe has got a little redder since yesterday. If Hollande does break the fiscal pact, it will cause serious problems. Europe needs growth, but without an effective brake on big budget deficits among the member states the euro will struggle to survive.
It seems unlikely therefore that Hollande is serious about renegotiating the pact. More likely is that he will be content to add an innocuous passage on the importance of growth. This shakes up the Cactus Dream - Sugar Candy Mountain - Mystic Hits on European integration, which is going through Presto, Presto - Various - Die Grossen Erfolge 85 deepest crisis since the s:.
Europeans expect more from their leaders than blunt cuts with the knife. Dobbel EE (Europ Remake) - Europ Europ his speech, the president-elect announced that his first foreign visit would be to the German Chancellor, who is expected to accommodate this new partner despite their ideological differences: Merkel would not be Merkel if she were not capable of quickly changing course. This shakes up the consensus on European integration, which is going through its deepest crisis since the s: Europeans expect more from their leaders than blunt cuts with the knife.
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