it’s difficult to understand the true meaning of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s words regarding ECB president Mario Draghi. The German Minister of Finance accuses the European Central Bank to be one of the principal causes of the extreme right movements’ success at the latest elections polls. I really can’t understand the logical relationship. It’s singular that Schaeuble considers the German elections’ results something caused exclusively by Draghi. The Institute of Frankfurt’s intervention have kept alive the european economy. Something could not be appreciated by the Minister of Finance, but it’s surreal give all the blame to Draghi. I realize there’s a clear desire to hide the Chancellor Merkel’s Government electoral failures, but these attacks to ECB appear definetely excessive.
Chancellor Merkel and his Minister of Finance should ask themselves what policies adopt in order to put Europe out of the economic crisis. Germans show a wavering attitude, moving forward after setbacks, about the concession of “market economy” status to the People’Republic of China (and this is astonishing if you consider the traditional manifacturing german’s legacy). This is a crazy move that put at risk the entire’s european industry life: German, Italian and French. Against this disaster even Draghi couldn’t do anything else.
And here we’re back at Schaeuble’s thinking that during 90’s with Karl Lamers elaborated a theory called “Kerneuropa”, the idea of a European Union’s strong core, a multi velocity community. We all Germans, Frenchs, Italians should remember that we signed in 1957 the treaty that put the basis of the actual European Union. The article 2 states: "The Community shall have as its task, by establishing a common market and an economic and monetary union and by implementing the common policies or activities referred to in Articles 3 and 3a, to promote throughout the Community a harmonious and balanced development of economic activities, sustainable and non-inflationary growth respecting the environment, a high degree of convergence of economic performance, a high level of employment and of social protection, the raising of the standard of living and quality of life, and economic and social cohesion and solidarity among Member States."
This Europe – as we have seen with Greece – ignores the solidarity among states. But Germany’s reunification process was possible mainly thanks to this attitude. We need a great achievement on social policies. European society is getting poorer. We are facing big demographic and social problem along with more marginalization and degrade.
We should call to action on political and cultural basis. But in order to achieve this, we certainly don’t need a Germany that wants to do all by itself and that praises the European solidarity only when there is the necessity to overcome the Berlin’s Wall or reunify East and West Germany.