The Federal President of Germany, Joachim gauck said that the integration of European countries within the European Union should be temporarily suspended, and the EU should think about the further development of the already on new principles. With this statement he made in an interview with the newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
“By creating the EU, we have developed an incredible concept that previous generations could only dream of. But on the way to the Grand Union we were sometimes too fast, and not all citizens could or wanted to follow us,” admitted gauck (quoted by TASS).
According to him, in the future it would be useful to solve national problems at the level of countries, because only there they can be solved. “Not everyone feels like a citizen of the world. People need a home, a homeland, they want to feel their belonging to something,” explained the President.
Gauck believes that the EU needed to “think about the pause”, during which it would be possible to discuss what goals should be pursued. In fact, it so happened that people lost in rapidly changing world, the politician believes.
He also expressed the opinion that the entire agreement of the elites that the world is moving together, suppresses many ordinary citizens. “They want to punish the elite and are not only by public discussion”, – said the head of state, hinting at the results of the presidential elections in the United States.
Note that the current President of Germany in summer, said that he would not run for a second term. 12 February 2017 in Germany will convene a Federal Assembly which will elect a new President.