The parties in Germany’s next coalition government could find it hard to bridge their differences on foreign and defence policy
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Paradoxically, to fulfil many Europeans’ expectations, Berlin will need to revise the principles of Merkelism that created this trust
EU sanctions policy could imitate the coalition-building mechanism of Article 42.7 – the EU’s mutual defence clause – in response to gross violations of sovereignty through economic coercion
Which coalition is likely? Who are the winners and losers, and likely candidates for main political jobs?
How will the Western withdrawal impact on the state of European defence and military capabilities?
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