Articles on Note from Berlin

Germany votes: What to look out for on election night (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 21 September 2017

All you need to know to follow the German election unfold on Sunday night

Flexible Europe – Is it that much of a stretch? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 14 September 2017

ECFR's EU 28 Survey shows that there is political space for a Europe of different speeds to carry forward the European project.

Prime time debates with few prime time ideas (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 08 September 2017

The televised debates sum up Germany's election campaign perfectly: they have been strangely devoid of proposals, and filled with reactiveness.

Germany votes: A lot of quiet before the storm (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 September 2017

Holding on to Merkel seems motivated by the wish to preserve the status quo.

Europe in the German federal elections: What do the manifestos say? (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 26 July 2017

Here we compare the parties’ positions on the four core EU policy domains: common security and defence, migration, financial, and trade policy.

The Hamburg G20: A clash of competing visions of world affairs (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 06 July 2017

Europe's multilateral vision for the G20 appears to be merely a side show to the traditional struggle for national power.

What is left from Kohl’s era? (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 23 June 2017

Much has changed, yet paradoxically, perhaps Europe is closer now to its 1990s vision than it has ever been.

The end of Angst: Germany is ready to lead in Europe (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 June 2017

European crises have galvanised German support for the Union, and spurred a new appetite to lead by example.

Will Germany make room for Macron? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 12 May 2017

France is ready to come back to the centre of the European project, but Germany will need to compromise to make things work.

Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke & Mark Leonard - 03 May 2017

Donald Trump's government is increasingly taking aim at Germany – it is time for Berlin to acknowledge the potential danger.