2008-11-17 Struggle of the Major Powers
Struggle of the Major Powers
The Bertelsmann Foundation presented a list of foreign policy demands to the new US administration. According to the Bertelsmann Foundation, the "Briefing Book," which was presented last week in Washington, is a "policy blueprint that proposes strategies" for the US president-elect and his team, "from a distinctly European perspective." The Briefing Book highlights the central issues of current world policy - from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to thefinancial crisis - demanding that the US give more importance to Europe. Washington must "take the right approach and tone" in the future, is how the Bertelsmann Foundation describes the German-European demand for increased influence. A similar orientation is outlined in a paper that the EU foreign ministers addressed to the new US administration, focusing on Europe's demand for an increased share of power. To implement its demands, the EU is cooperating with Moscow. The EU's demand for a more significant role is leading toward an intensification of armed conflicts: The EU foreign ministers announced their increased readiness to participate in wars. The struggle, waged particularly by Berlin, to, in the future, play a role as a major power, is being overshadowed by a meltdown of the real economy.