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Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission
Der Spiegel ^ | June 07, 2014 12:14 PM | (Spiegel Staff)

Posted on 06/09/2014 1:57:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The fight over who will become the next Commission president has reached Berlin. And that means that an issue that was already one of the most complicated that Merkel has ever faced has become even more so.

The number of contradictory interests is unusually large. She wants to keep Britain in the European Union, she doesn’t want to antagonize the SPD, she doesn’t want to anger people within her own party and she doesn’t want to be seen as the one who ignored the election result and prevented election victor Jean-Claude Juncker from taking what many see as his rightful position as Commission president.

Economists call such a situation “lose-lose.” Novelist Joseph Heller called it a “catch-22.” For Merkel, it is a serious political problem. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brexit; eucommission; eussr; merkel
It could only be in the EU where someone who said “When it becomes serious, you have to lie” could be regarded as having a “right” to be the EU Commission president.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 1:57:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 06/09/2014 5:45:34 AM PDT by wtd
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