The Maastricht foundation that underpins the € has been shown to be a fair weather construct, unsuited to the economic troubles of the last two years. Now a new storm-proof framework is needed, with Germany sharing economic sovereignty in exchange for other eurozone members buying into a new governance model largely devised in Berlin.
The historic reordering of British politics has been overshadowed by the world?s worst financial crisis in generations. The rest of Europe waits to see what David Cameron will do.
The European Commission?s budget monitoring proposals are sensible, but to succeed they must be firmly rooted in the democratic procedures of member states
Deutsche Sehns?chte nach normalisiertem Umgang mit dem eigenem Nationalgef?hl sind t?richt und gef?hrlich
Obama's China-Visit was more than an episode: it symbolises the end of a long era of global US leadership. The power vacuum will have to be filled by stronger global institutions. A piece in German.
The Lisbon Treaty makes the EU neither efficient nor democratic enough. But it was the best available deal under the outdated and foolish unanimity rule. A piece in German.
Two predecessors illuminate how Guido Westerwelle could leave his mark on German foreign policy
It has been a sensationally dull electoral campaign, but the result is anything but
What would happen if all of Europe were brought together in one room? This weekend an ambitious 'deliberative poll' will help us find out
Depuis Jean Monnet, ses politiques et ses citoyens furent souvent les premiers en Europe ? formuler pour l'Europe des propositions audacieuses et imaginatives