Germany may disappoint European policymakers- analysis
A Reuters analysis revealed Europe may be disappointed no matter what the outcome of the Germany's election would be. Most European policymakers had postponed decisions on key economic policies for the Euro zone. They were hopeful that the next German government would adopt expanded policies aimed to fuel growth in the entire region.
However, Reuters reported that Germany may not go this route. The report said Germany may not be willing to take its share of the liabilities carried by other members of the EU because of its parliamentary sovereignty and the vigilance of the constitutional court. Public opinion was also against it.
European Parliament member Sylvie Goulard told Reuters. "Whoever is elected, the constraints that Merkel has faced will remain the same for any German government."
During the live television debate between Merkel and Peer Steinbrueck, both candidates barely touched on European and foreign policy. The report also noted that Merkel did not give her personal vision of what the future of Europe would be.