Discussion in 'Europe' started by Toro, Apr 7, 2011.
Germany's Greens Surge in Poll - WSJ.com
I am hoping for similar results here in New Zealand, time to give the bailout parties the boot.
Let them phase out nuclear power. It will be an interesting experiment to see if they can pull off a purely renewable resource energy conversion, or will they quietly have to go back to coal/oil/natural gas to keep thier baseline up.
Better them trying it then us. It would also be interesting to see how a single issue party would be able to govern.
Easy, don't bailout other nations and waste tax payers money.
They're German. They'll figure it out.
they already had opportunity to govern.
form 1998 to 2005.
joschka fischer was sec of state. he was the one who told rumsfeld that he was not convinced. in public. part of why germany did not join the iraq invasion.
the greens have another shot. there will be a green prime minister of one of the german states. baden-württemberg. the one where mercedes, porsche and many others big companies reside.
they will be watched closely on how they govern as senior partner.
The Greens are going to love breathing coal fumes.
I've been wanting to ask this question for a while now and this as good a time as any I suppose:
1. Do you think Germany will leave the E.U.?
2. Do you think the E.U. and as a result the Euro, will collapse?
2. No, because Germany isn't leaving both. The EU is a bureaucracy giant and has several funds like the Cohesion fund or science funds like the Framework Program. And many more activities, which are all based on funding. Germany is biggest contributor to EU's budget.
Without Germany the EU collapses, and Germany won't leave as Germany gains control via EU over European countries.
Biggest net contributors to EU budget are Germany, France and Italy.
Germany pays about 8 Billion € more to EU then it receives, France and Italy around 4 Billion €.
This is solely contributions to EU's yearly budget. Bail-outs not included.
Next financial period is from 2014-2020.
It is expected, that from 2014 onwards Germany will have a net contribution of yearly 12 Billion € to EU's budget.
EU-Haushalt: Explosion der deutschen EU-Zahlungen befürchtet - WirtschaftsWoche
As those other lazy Europeans continue to need bailouts, Germany will be paying for those bailouts, too.
But these bailouts are dimensions which Germany can handle and it brings influence in return, unless Italy or France crashes.
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