Articles on Josef Janning

Schulz, Merkel, and Gabriel: The ebb and flow of electoral politics (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 January 2017

For both Merkel and Schulz, the upcoming campaign will be a litmus test of their European outlook.

Trump and Europe: Dilemmas of discontinuity (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 19 January 2017

If Germany was the EU’s lonely leader a year ago, it is even more so now.

Germany: Politics in times of terror (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 22 December 2016

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

Turning the page: Germany at the peak of continuity (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 December 2016

Germany’s coming election campaign will be the last of its kind — the final page in the first chapter of the history of the Berlin Republic

Europeans will now decide what Europe will be (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 18 November 2016

The answer for European countries in the age of Trump lies in genuine integration of territorial defence.

View from Berlin: Keeping Europe's cool (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 14 October 2016

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 (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 22 September 2016

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

View from Berlin: Keep calm and carry on (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 15 September 2016

Bratislava should be modest in rhetoric and look to develop coalitions for security and growth initiatives.

The EU’s game of musical chairs (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 September 2016

Europe needs to deliver on its strengths rather than on some people’s dreams. And it must stick to its principles in its negotiations with London while also delivering a new deal with the UK that will be palatable to European business interests.

Brexit: For whom the bell tolls (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 06 July 2016

When it comes to the building of Europe, Britain is out. In fact, London had checked out years ago, but there is no denying it any longer.