Paradoxically, to fulfil many Europeans’ expectations, Berlin will need to revise the principles of Merkelism that created this trust
German foreign policy leadership
Which coalition is likely? Who are the winners and losers, and likely candidates for main political jobs?
Germany will find it increasingly hard to maintain its current level of prosperity – and security – without charting a new course on China. Fortunately, German voters seem ready for change.
Whoever wins the election, the next German government must approach climate action more systematically and in a more sustained fashion
What do European citizens expect from Germany’s next government, after 16 years of Angela Merkel? With little over a week to go until the elections, join a panel of pundits to analyse ECFR’s latest survey of attitudes of 16,000 citizens across 12 EU countries
Recent environmental disasters could sway the result of this month’s election – but no party has yet seized the moment
After Afghanistan, countries such as Germany should reconsider their presence in Mali, unless the ruling class commits to good governance and democratic principles
How deep are the divides between the SPD’s foreign policy and that of the parties they’re running against?
Berlin will only harm itself and others if it continues to snub Washington’s entreaties to rebuild the transatlantic alliance