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New coalition government in Germany will push for an EU federal superstate

Germany’s new left-wing coalition government to push for a so-called “United States of Europe” through the creation of an EU federal superstate, confirming concerns long since Brexiteers.

Germany’s new left-wing Europhile government has started pushing for a federalized European Union superstate and the creation of what has been unofficially dubbed the “United States of Europe”.

The campaign for the creation of the superstate was enshrined in the coalition agreement between the three future ruling parties, the Social Democrats (SPD), the Free Democrats (FPD) and the Greens, according to a report by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the leading German-language newspaper in Switzerland.

The agreement underscores the coalition’s commitment to support the “necessary treaty changes” needed to “drive developments towards a European federal state”. This is something that Germany clearly sees itself as having a responsibility to do, with the document nodding “our special responsibility” for “the EU as a whole” as “the largest member state of the bloc”.

He also expressed coalition support for transnational candidate lists for the European elections, which would allow EU citizens to vote for candidates outside their member state. Significantly, the document calls for an increase in ‘Europe’s strategic sovereignty … this means establishing its own capacity to act in a global context and being less dependent and vulnerable in important strategic areas’, an indirect reference to a emerging single European foreign policy and an EU military.

Responding to plans, pro-leave British Reform Party leader Richard Tice wrote Sunday: “Thank goodness Brexit happened when it did, as Germany’s new leaders want a deeper European federal state”, calling the development “anything we feared”.

Germany’s Green Party leader and new Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock would be tasked with leading the campaign, according to The telegraph.

“A strong German foreign policy can only be European,” Baerbock said.

Baerbock, as the leader of Germany’s most pro-European party, also took a much tougher stance on Hungary and Poland in the televised debates, a stance that is reflected in the pledge to the coalition to prosecute states accused of breaking EU laws.

The appointment has come under widespread criticism, with even prominent leftist politician Oskar Lafontaine saying last week that Baerbock’s appointment to the post would be a “disaster”.

The idea of ​​a federal “United States of Europe” has been brewing for years and has been a major topic of discussion in the run-up to the UK referendum on Brexit in 2016. Yet preparations for a federal Europe are underway. are accelerated in 2017 when the former President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, proposed that the bloc be transformed into a federal state by 2025. A poll carried out soon after found that a third of Germans were in favor of such a decision.

The new German campaign appears to largely justify the fears expressed by many pro-Leave voices, including Brexit champion Nigel Farage, who has long warned that Brussels would seek to strengthen its power at the expense of national sovereignty and the freedom of states members of the EU.

While the EU has also increasingly called for the development of a centralized military force, Brexit activists have been accused of sowing fear by the pro-Remain establishment during the referendum.

For example, during a televised debate, Pro-Remain Lib-Dem frontman Nick Clegg – who is now a high-ranking executive with Facebook – accused Mr. Farage of believing in a “dangerous fantasy that just isn’t not true “with regard to the EU’s desire to forge its own army as part of further integration.

However, Farage’s fear has apparently proven to be justified, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen saying in September that the bloc must build “political will” to create a European army.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer welcomed the call for a European army, saying von der Leyen was right and that “Germany and France must lead”.

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