– the next superpower?
Yesterday, Mr. Putin – currently visiting Germany – has been talking about wishing to create a closer economical partnership between Russia and the EU.
In an Interview by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Putin makes plans of creating a free trade zone between Russia and Europe and even mentions the possibility that Russia might participate in the Euro. He believes that the Euro is on the way of being THE world currency, of which Russia is already keeping some reserves.
In a video by Russia Today they go even further: Europe, but especially Germany, will be the world’s superpower in the 21st century. Mr. Keiser, an economist, believes, that the US and UK won’t play a big role in the world economy anymore, there will be only Germany and China as those are the countries that actually base their economy not on artificial financial products but on the production of real things.
He is predicting that Germany will be an independent country again, with its own currency and central bank.
Can this really happen?
Well, Germany is and always was a producing country: World’s market leading machine and car producing companies are German. Through great trade surpluses Germany can earn a lot of money on the expense of other countries in Europe, which definitely helped getting over the crisis. Additionally, in my opinion, Germany’s government is very stabile. Even if many people are not always satisfied with the decisions politicians make, they must have done something right throughout the crisis.
Why not become the next superpower? 😉