The drop-out of the small member states has all but lost its capacity to frighten
Note from Berlin
The German government has proven itself adept at juggling foreign policy crises, but as it reaches the halfway point of its term, it is more important than ever that nothing gets dropped
It is time to initiate a common European cathartic proces
Hollande and Merkel have become a formidable team as Europe’s leaders – but how long will it last?
Conservatives say Germany should pursue Bismarck’s policy of placating Russia, but a Bismarck of today would have a wholly different strategy
The European Council's recent declaration on the European energy market reflects to a large extent a compromise between the German position and the plans of Eastern European states
Gabriel has reinserted the needs of a values-based foreign policy into the debate on European arms sales, which could make him a key stakeholder in EU foreign policy
The extension of the eurozone’s assistance programme for Greece dominates the European debate in Germany and links eurozone politics to the future of Europe.
To applause back home, Germany succeeded in conceding little to Greece – but the result might be future chaos
Germany needs to square the circle between domestic demands for restraint and isolationism and the increasing responsibilities of European leadership