Germany’s grand coalition must now seize the chance to reshape Europe with France.
It will be bad news for Europe if an interim coalition deal between Germany’s two main political parties falls apart.
Attempts to rein in the internet industry in democratic countries will show who really is in charge.
If Poland and Hungary are not censured for flouting EU rules, German Euroskepticism will be on the increase.
Progress on European defense needs to go hand in hand with upgrading soft power. In this regard, the EU has not been up to the mark.
Europe’s largest economy needs to recognize that a new Atlanticist pact is needed if the West is to protect its liberal values.
Germany will have no new government until at least next February, as Europe’s biggest economy begins to lose influence and predictability under its chancellor.
The unexpected breakdown of the coalition talks risks thrusting Germany into unprecedented political territory, and the rest of Europe into prolonged political uncertainty with some serious potential ramifications.
German officials lack a shared intellectual framework with U.S. and other European officials around either the role of fiscal policy in a crisis or the malign effect of persistent economic imbalances.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.