Josef Janning

European defence and the two per cent mantra

The best route to improved European defence capabilities is to build on the patchwork of co-operation that already exists – with Germany at its centre

Germany: Politics in times of terror

Initial reactions from the public have been marked by collective grief but not by calls for revenge

View from Berlin: Keeping Europe’s cool

Merkel does not want an escalation of Russia-bashing out of fear, as it would only reward the Kremlin’s scaremongering. 

All quiet on the Merkel front

The roadmap agreed at Bratislava bears the hallmarks of Angela Merkel's pragmatic approach to consensus-building