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A new integrationist EU treaty push would fan the embers of an anti-German resentment into flame

Leo Varadkar was perfectly right to visit Hungarian premier Viktor Orban in Budapest recently

14th January, 2018
German Chancellor and head of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel (C), Bavarian Governor and leader of the Bavarian Christian Democrats (CSU) Horst Seehofer (L) and leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD) Martin Schulz after giving statements following all-night preliminary coalition talks last week Pic: Getty

As coalition talks between Germany’s CDU, CSU and SPD parties have cleared the first hurdle, it looks likely that Angela Merkel will end up heading a grand coalition government in the next eight weeks. Including Martin Schulz in the government will inevitably raise questions about his recent proposal for a new EU treaty leading to a federal EU super-state.

In a vaguely worded announcement they said: “We are convinced that Europe needs a...

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