Obama goes to Germany to promote unity during the crisis of an EU hit by the jihadist threat and the ultras movements
Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the fifth and last visit of US President Barack Obama done to Germany extolling the growing presence of Berlin on the international board and convene a sort of transatlntica mini-summit with four of the 28 countries comprising the European Union without members of the Commission that at least symbolically represent the absent
the meeting was organized by Merkel today in the city of Hannover with Obama asistirn the president francs Franois Hollande .; the british Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Matteo Renzi , the only one who has been expressing dissatisfaction with the exclusionary forces behind Europe and the only one who could have spoken out for as revealing an unusual format: The EU is more disunited than ever .
And Obama lands to push the United States of Europe and strengthening the western axis against the growing threat posed by Putin’s Russia.
“It is not my duty to tell Europe how to manage Europe”, declared on eve of his visit to Berlin, but not without making clear that the United States wants a “democratic Europe, strong and united” because “serious challenges” that the EU is facing only be addressed together .
dividos by the crisis of refugees , dotted with ultranationalist and euroescpticos movements, festering by an economic crisis that lasts and under the threat of jihadist terrorism, European leaders, self-absorbed in their Household chemical problems have little to offer together to Obama. And Obama, in the final stretch of its mandate, neither is in a position to be a centrfuga strength to its European allies and go beyond a few statements
“I’m at the end of my presidency, but still I have nine months in office and that’s a long time, “declared the US president at the press conference that he offered with Chancellor after the meeting two hours both held yesterday in Hannover, immediately after the arrival in Germany of the US president.
Obama, who has fled crises and conflicts more affected by close to Europe to focus its foreign policy on Asia and China, talking with four European partners of the issues addressed in bilateral format with Chancellor Merkel.
Among the issues in the portfolio include Ukraine , the relations of NATO and Russia face the Atlntica conference to be hold for the near July in Krakow, the cystic East crisis Prximo, Iraq and Libya, whose intervention turned to qualify Obama “correct” despite the vacuum of power that left as balance.
Merkel and Obama showed no differences when analyzing the actions that the United States and its European allies estn underway to stabilize the situation in conflict areas where the growing presence of Germany deserved the praises of Obama, who Ratin Germany as a “reliable ally” who assumes his duties with determination for peace and security in the world .
Cit as an example the German contribution in the negotiations yielded an agreement with Irn in nuclear matter what Merkel aadi the aportacin of your country in international missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, where the German policy has broken taboos with envi weapons to peshmerga Kurds fighting jihadist militias in that country, especially against the self-styled State Islmico .
There was no self-criticism nor criticisms because “the past must be left ATRS to look to the future,” he said Chancellor referring to spying NSA US agency, which she, like other European leaders, was victim.
Merkel and Obama also discussed Syria and cracks were not ah . Both praised the actuacin of Turkey on the humanitarian crisis caused by a war without red lines that has already left 360,000 dead and 4.8 million refugees , and both felt that would be a mistake to send ground troops to shoot down the regime of Bashar Asad .
The US alab the role of Berlin and Asegur that Chancellor “is on the right side of history” in the matter of refugees , the largest in Europe since World War II . But Obama, what spoke mainly with Merkel and I speak also with European leaders chosen for this mini-summit is Treaty Transatlntico of Association and Inversin (TTIP, for its acronym in English) as the subject more interested in Europe than the United States and with the US president wants to crown his presidency.
“is a free trade agreement to boost the economy and create jobs” subray Obama, who, despite the fringes that an has earrings and many detractors that treaty has in Europe trusts in to be ready for signature later this year.
Between 25,000 and 90,000 people, according to sources, took to the streets on the eve of the arrival in Hannover Obama to express their rejection TTIP understand that this agreement damage the environment, harming workers’ rights, limit the sovereignty of the states involved and reduce quality standards.
But protests have nothing to do with Obama, Safe Journey Germany to inaugurate the Fair industrial technology Hannover, which the United States is in this edition pas guest. According to a survey conducted by the demoscpico institute emid for the tabloid Bild Obama’s popularity in Germany is still very high , even above that of Merkel .
As, 62% of Germans regrets that ste can not run for a third term, 51% considered worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize with which he was hastily awarded in 2009 and one 83% believe that despite the criticisms that can be made to the management of Barack Obama , a possible presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump be much worse.
it is not known whether Merkel is in that 83% therefore a question in the press conference that he offered with Obama on the opinion that mereca Trump and what he could do and undo if it reaches the White House, the Chancellor replied with lacnico “I follow with interest the elections United States “. Obama profiri a smile.