Fair enough, I've been cornered several times negatively over this matter in recent years. Most recently a German businessman in a hotel bar, he had sunk a few beers as had I. I sensed that a few ears pricked up around us and I'm always mindful of being an ambassador when abroad so I popped smoke before I mentioned anything about the late unpleasantness, which I was about to do.Most Germans I have met don't want to talk about Merkel or the EU.
Those that do hate her and are scared of her and the damage she is doing.
I really do like most Germans I have met.
Someone mentioned the matter to me in Rotterdam two weeks ago, but that was conversational.
I Poland last week I became aware of a significant distrust of the EU and growing nationalism. Both the Cloggie and the Jam Rolls did go on to say how much they still hate the Germans, the Cloggie especially.
But this doesn't relate much to driving in France or Germany!