Germany and the USA: Merkel: We are interested in good relations with the USA

Germany and the USA: Merkel: We are interested in good relations with the USA

         Germany and the United States Merkel: We are interested in good relations with the United States The Chancellor sees the tensions in relation to the USA not only as structural reasons, but also as people who are connected with it. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has highlighted the interest of Germany and Europe in good relations with the United States. Awareness of this interest has grown, Merkel told the Financial Times (Thursday). “Conversely, the need for the United States to be with Europe has decreased. In this respect, the relationships are in our interest. And if it is in our interest, then of course we have to make our contribution. ” When asked whether the tensions in relation to the United States are due to the actors or whether they are a structural problem, Merkel said: “I think there are of course structural reasons, although politics is of course always related to the actors.” For President Donald Trump, the assumption that there is a multilateral world is “no longer so self-evident”. But it has been observed for some time that the former superpower role of the USA “may not correspond to the self-image of the United States of America”. “It is becoming increasingly evident that Europe is no longer at the center of world affairs,” said Merkel in the interview. Europe’s earlier front line has not existed since the end of the Cold War. “That is why Europe has to regain its own geopolitical role and the United States’ focus on Europe is diminishing. It will be the same with every president. ” The extensive interview was published on the same day that CDU chairwoman and Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wanted to make a press statement in London at the German embassy and deliver a foreign policy speech at the London School of Economics (LSE). Now on wiwo.de Do you want to know what drives the economy? Click here for the latest articles from WirtschaftsWoche. © Handelsblatt GmbH – All rights reserved. Acquire usage rights?          Services offered by our partners       
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