EL: Statement on the Aachen Treaty by Gregor Gysi

Date

22 Jan 2019

Sections

Global Europe

A contract for military Armament. 

 

The President of the European Left, Gregor Gysi declares:

 

The Aachen Treaty is not comparable to the 1963 Elysee Treaty. On January 22, 1963, French President Charles de Gaulle and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer signed a treaty on German-French cooperation in which the central point was the reconciliation of the two peoples. 56 years after the signing of the Elysee Treaty, 28 articles focus not on reconciliation, but on a military armament between the two countries. In the text of the treaty on military and armaments, parliamentary control is waived and at the same time the European Council of the European Union, consisting of 23 member states, is bypassed.

 

There are no steps to overcome social inequality or social-ecological reconstruction in the countries. Ultimately, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron deepen with this treaty a Europe of banks and corporations, a Europe of rearmament and social distortions. We do not need a monopoly position of two countries in the European Union, but a solidary and, above all, peaceful Europe. As Party of the European Left, we support German-French cooperation projects, but we reject this contract.

 

Marika Taendler-Walenta

Press and Communication Officer

Party of the European Left

Square de Meeûs 25

B-1000 Bruxelles

Email: marika.taendler.walenta@european-left.org

 

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