Piotr Buras

Germany leads Europe: Jettisoning the status quo

The German question has emerged again, but this time, the answer will depend on whether Germany is willing to embrace its role as an agent of change

Ten global consequences of the Ukraine crisis

Russian actions and Western responses to them could accelerate the unwinding of the current international order

Angela Merkel and Germany’s political zeitgeist

Angela Merkel defines the political zeitgeist in Germany. But contrary to appearances, Germany is facing a period of difficult choices – independently of who takes office after the elections.

The EU’s silent revolution

The eurozone crisis has redrawn the institutional structure of the EU and intergovernmentalism has become a default mechanism to solve problems in an emergency – but that risks backfiring by exacerbating the democratic deficit and crumbling EU unity