German economic minister: The European Union could be finished
Following the surprise exit — or “brexit” — of the United Kingdom from the European Union last June, 58 percent of Germans wanted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to refuse to compromise with Britain following the brexit referendum.
The same poll had 79 percent of Germans saying they saw the EU as a project for peace and 75 percent saying it protected individual freedom. But German Vice Chancellor and Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel is beginning to warn the German people that they may need to learn to cope without the security of the bureaucracy, as the EU’s dissipation is a very real possibility. – READ MORE