Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Bartłomiej Kozek: Triumph of the German Mother
Just to be absolutely clear – we feel that this in no way contradicts our progressive, green political views.
So are the political opinions of some of my friends, which in recent days surprised me with their appraisal of Merkel and the sense of stability she supposedly brings to Germany. Many analysts look with envy on the German economic model, its labour market reforms and the presence of a strong industrial base. If there is any criticism in the media for the CDU it is because of the perceived irrationality of the energy transition of our western neighbour. From time to time we therefore hear about people going to the woods to fetch some lumber, because the energy from wind or the sun it told to be extremely high. But – then again – the Germans are rich because of their protestant work ethic, which Merkel’s a symbol of, so they can afford to be extravagant (ecological awareness in a coal-based country is considered as such), can’t they?
[read the full article in the Green European Journal]