Debates about exiting the EU or at least the Eurozone have been with us for a good decade. Grexit was the first option considered in view of Greece’s horrendous debts, but it was prevented at the time with a lot of money and a lot of pressure. The Brexit was much more turbulent, was finally implemented and still weighs on the EU’s self-image today. Italexit or Polexit are mentioned from time to time as a looming danger, Frexit in the light of next year’s presidential elections as a worst-case scenario. And what about Germany?
So far, the possibility of Germany leaving the euro, let alone the EU, has never been seriously considered, at least not in the relevant circles. That could soon change.
This can be seen in the breaking of the taboo of formulating the possibility of a de-exit. This is precisely what is happening more and more frequently. Soon, even in the first, alternative and conservative media, a discussion will arise as to whether remaining in the EU, as it is now set up, still offers an advantage for the country. In particular, the construction of a common European budget is likely to serve as a core argument.
But displeasure with the community of states is also growing in other areas. From the lack of foreign policy capabilities to the uncontrollable monetary policy of the ECB to the vaccination disaster, a number of reasons can be cited. In addition, the argument that the EU prevents wars, which is a serious one, especially in Germany, is becoming more and more faltering with increasing time distance from the Second World War.
The discussion will soon begin.