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As Allies See Nationalism Rise, Germany Sees Threats To Alliances It Champions

Added 05-24-19 04:07:02pm EST - “The worldview that nations should promote their interests over those of the international community poses a challenge for Germany, a country built on partnerships.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “As Allies See Nationalism Rise, Germany Sees Threats To Alliances It Champions”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A protester waves the European Union flag during the pro-Europe demonstration "One Europe for All: Your voice against nationalism," a week before Sunday's European elections in Berlin, on May 19. Omer Messinger/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

A protester waves the European Union flag during the pro-Europe demonstration "One Europe for All: Your voice against nationalism," a week before Sunday's European elections in Berlin, on May 19.

In Germany, the European Union's biggest cheerleader, the upcoming elections for the European Parliament are supposed to inspire unity.

Instead, nationalism is unraveling European unity. Populist parties that rail against immigration, globalist elites and the EU itself are expected to gain seats in the elections. The United Kingdom already voted on Thursday; Germany and most other EU states will vote on Sunday.

Across the Atlantic, President Trump, a self-proclaimed nationalist himself, questions the value allies and alliances.

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