More than three months continue negotiations to form a government in Germany, but the two main political parties – the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats have not yet reached an agreement. According to our former ambassador to the US Elena Poptodorova this is due to reluctance on the part of both parties to establish a new broad coalition. The importance of a stable government in Germany, however, it is great not only for the country itself but also for its relations with the other major economy in Europe – the French. Elena Poptodorova – former ambassador of Bulgaria in the US: “Of course” Germany is the engine of Europe “this happened primarily as a mantra and this is a real mantra, is not just an idea but a reality. It is important in terms of Franco-German relations to be able to run Eurozone ahead to be able to move relations forward integration. It has already spent the Merkel -Makron relationship. From this point of view for us all is of interest Merkel to succeed in this government. “The most important stage of negotiations to form a government in Germany will happen precisely during our EU-Presidency, Poptodorova underlined. For Presidency itself speaks of two planes, she added. Elena Poptodorova – former ambassador of Bulgaria in the US: “We have an internal conversation – Presidency – the suggestion that it is unique and it is from our perspective is truly historic and unique indeed. On the other hand it has the external call where we should behave quite normally. Like these works we can get them, we know them, just our turn came. Do not forget that since the Lisbon Treaty in 2009 until now have gone 16 presidencies, if the number is not exactly, but in any case, presided 15-16 – are not the first. “At least in the first two months of our Presidency Bulgaria will have to deal with uncertainty about the lack of a new government in Germany, predicted Poptodorova.
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