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In essence Germany like the rest of Europe needs to engage with the rest of the world, and not become a declining ghetto of old people left over from a failed multicultural experiment. This is not just a cultural realisation that’s happening to Germans as they emerge back as a fully confident and aware nation with her own national interests, which were submerged in the EU since WW2.
Germany needs access to cheaper sources of Labour, to export call centre jobs, and manufacturing if she is to keep competing with Asia and the USA.
From a strategic viewpoint,also, the economic focus will simply have to shift away from fortress Europe and protectionism if Russia is to be drawn into a more responsible and cooperative relationship. If Putin keeps Russia separate economically, and dependent on an aggressive fossil fuel economy, at the same time as she re-arms, spurning international economic cooperation, that too could very dangerous for Germany and the rest of the world.
The EU concept depended on the existence of a hostile Russian empire to keep it together. The EU and Putin together seem content for the economic and cultural chasm between Europe and Russia, left over from the Cold War, to continue to exist. Germany and all the nations of Europe, however, need this to move forward to a new relationship of broader and more economic cooperation.
The intentional imposition of multiculturalism on weakened European nations in the post-WW2 era is clearly coming towards it end, as the nations begin to reimpose themselves. What is beginning in Germany will flood around the rest of the continent. British eurosceptics should take cheer that Merkel feels compelled to join this move away from EU-imposed political structures back towards more nationally-defined goals. No one has done than Merkel to try to save the Euro, yet if the battle cannot be won, she will be visible hedging her bets, just as she is now doing.