Recent events show that Moscow does not take Berlin seriously when it acts alone. Germany must coordinate its actions at the European level and find common responses to Russia’s behaviour.
German foreign policy leadership
The Greens’ drive and plans will be essential if Germany is to regain a leadership role on European climate policy
Diskussion zum ECFR Coalition Explorer 2020 und deutsch-französischen Beziehungen
It is ill-advised for Germany to be complacent on common European defence – especially at a moment when the country holds the presidency of the Council of the EU
The EU Coalition Explorer survey reveals the importance of Germany and France within the EU, and the impact they can have when they cooperate with each other
Germany is a safe haven for Syrians for now – but a government decision to lift the ban on sending refugees back to Assad’s Syria would have catastrophic consequences
Diskussionsrunde zum Thema Nukleare Teilhabe
Berlin has quietly made concessions to new calls for greater solidarity. But back home this consensus may not last forever.
One member state has become a dictatorship as others spiral into debt. Germany must lead the European Union through the coronavirus crisis
German decision-makers must now bear in mind not only their country’s well-being but also that of the entire EU