The upcoming German election could spell doom for the EU as voters in Germany turn away from Brussels. Ursula Munch, a German political expert, war
The upcoming German election could spell doom for the EU as voters in Germany turn away from Brussels. Ursula Munch, a German political expert, warned that the “whole German public” is fed up with funding the European project. Speaking to TRT’s Roundtable, Ms Munch warned that “the German public has changed their attitudes towards their European Union”.
Ms Munch, from the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing, disputed claims about a pro-EU German government after Angela Merkel.
She said: “But don’t you think the German public has changed their attitudes towards their European Union?
“I’m not so optimistic in regards to a pro-European Union position after Merkel.
“Because the German public has changed their opinion towards the EU.”
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Ms Munch continued: “There is a more negative attitude.
“We have East Germans who are not so fond of the European Union.
“We have a whole German public not so fond of paying too much money to other member states.
“It is much easier to become pro-European when you are paid, than when you are paying for it. That is the difference.”
The next Chancellor is set to be either Olaf Scholz from the centre-left Social Democrats (SDP), Armin Laschet from the centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU), or even Annalena Baerbock from the Greens.
Last night, representatives from all seven of Germany’s main parties squared off in the final television debate – three days before the vote.
The debate took place as opinion polls indicate the vote would be too close to call, and potential coalition options wide open.
Two new surveys published this week reveal a slim advantage for the SPD which remains on 25 percent, the CDU is down one point on 21 percent, and the Greens are a point down on 15 percent.