Forcing by Chancellor, saving policies during the crisis in the euro area is like putting out a fire with kerosene - says former head of the German Foreign Minister , on the columns of the daily newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung".
Fischer strongly criticized the policy of the Christian Democrats and the liberal government of Angela Merkel during the debt crisis in the euro area. "Europe's house is on fire - he warns. - Europe, led by Germany, then trying to put out (fire) using kerosene instead of water, and fuels the fire by Merkel's policy of forced savings. That is why the financial crisis in the euro area over three years was transformed into a true existential crisis."
According to the former policy, of the German Greens, "Europe is the gap in the coming months it may fall, if Germany and France did not capture them together for the rudder, and can satisfy the Eurogroup, to dare to build a fiscal union, and political union."
"The decision about the future of our continent lies in the hands of Germany and France. To save Europe, Germany must make an effort to gain financial and economic, and France to break their political resistance" - adds Fischer. In his opinion, the French should agree to create a European political union with the joint management and joint parliamentary scrutiny in the euro area. The Germans have to opt for a fiscal union, which means "that the Germans eventually have to ensure, the survival of the euro area, and its economic power of his estate."
According to Fischer, it is necessary agreement on unrestricted buying by the European Central Bank bonds of countries in crisis, "Europeanization of the national debt through Eurobonds," and programs that promote economic growth.
"Are we Germans understand our European responsibility? At this moment, it does not look. Germany have rarely been so lonely and isolated, as it is now" - adds the former head of German diplomacy, pointing out that few in the EU understands "dogmatic austerity policy," urged by Berlin.
"In the twentieth century, Germany twice, causing wars and committing crimes and genocide, destroyed the European order to subdue the continent. Germany drew the right conclusions from this and only because - thanks to a monitoring conversion and integration of a great country in the center of the continent with the West and the EU - it was agreed on German unity. It would be a tragedy, yet ironic if now, in the early twenty-first century, reunited Germany, this time in a peaceful manner and with the best intentions have destroyed the European order for the third time "- warns Joschka Fischer.