The German Greens’ positions on the Western Balkans check all the right boxes. The challenge will be to translate these positions into a bold policy on the region.
Note from Berlin
Berlin can make its climate action more ambitious – and galvanise its European partners at the same time
Germany’s recent corruption scandals are as much about the health of democracy in Germany and the EU as they are simply questions of money
This year’s election could catapult the Greens to power – but it may not be enough to bring about the reforms Germany needs
The future of the FCAS fighter jet now likely lies with the German Greens. If they enter government this year, the end could be nigh for the Franco-German project.
Germany should rally its allies to imbue the Office of the High Representative with new purpose and authority to fulfil its mission
Berlin has no will to rethink its long-held assumption that it can somehow improve Europe-Russia relations by engaging with Moscow from a position of weakness and betting on the benefits of long-term economic ties
The German government’s 5G security plan tacitly allows Huawei to embed itself in domestic telecom networks – with great implications for Europe’s defence and security
Germany managed to keep Europe together in a time of severe crisis. The country led diplomatic efforts to find an agreement on the EU’s seven-year budget and its recovery fund.
The election of a new CDU party leader last weekend might be the first step towards a novel Black-Green coalition government – whose defence policy could be surprisingly visionary, if the parties are willing to work together