Member states still do not think and act strategically when it comes to strengthening Europe's foreign and security policy.
Propelled by high unemployment, thousands of educated graduates are leaving Southern Europe for Germany. But it won't be enough to solve the country's long-term labor shortage.
Germans and Europeans at large are in a very similar economic situation to the Chinese in many ways.
National savings represent a lot more than the thriftiness of local households, and as such it has a lot less to do with household or cultural preferences and more so with the policies or institutions that restrain the household share of GDP.
The EU’s tarnished image as a community of nations is alarming. It is therefore essential to create the conditions for a better future in a postcrisis world.
Angela Merkel, who remains immensely popular, has distanced herself from the scandals shaking her party. But she still needs to change her image before September's elections.
Unlike their EU counterparts, children of Turkish immigrants have to choose their nationality by the age of 23 or they will lose their German passports.
Economies continue to buckle under the uncertainty that has engulfed the European Union since the sovereign debt crisis broke out in 2009.
The latest developments connected to the financial crisis in the EU have only further underlined the need for a leader within the European community. Many believe that Germany is the one who should take up this mantle. To do so, however, Germans have to come to terms with their difficult history.
Expectations for the U.S.-EU free trade agreement are dangerously high. Reaching a deal is likely to take longer and produce smaller gains than optimistic figures suggest.