Articles on Note from Berlin

New energy in the Franco-German motor (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 16 February 2017

External threats have brought Berlin and Paris closer together than ever before.

Pariah no more? Poland weighs its options (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 09 February 2017

Angela Merkel’s visit to Warsaw is the most important meeting of German and Polish leaders since 1989.

Berlin: Ukraine’s last ally standing? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 02 February 2017

Russian advance and US withdrawal could see Ukraine ever more dependent on continued German support.

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.

Europe’s priority now is to keep the union of 27 together (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 25 January 2017

London waves farewell to Berlin as Germany softens on EU dissent. But the goal remains: the EU’s survival

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.

German-Dutch relationship key to EU coalition building (Commentary)

Christel Zunneberg - 16 January 2017

Better coalition-building among European countries is called as polarisation erodes European solidarity and cooperation.

From Ankara with love/hate (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 15 December 2016

Because Germany has deeper roots than any other European nation in Turkish society, it is also the country that is bearing the brunt of Turkey’s domestic problems.

The challenge for Berlin in 2017 (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 December 2016

Berlin will need to manage the fears of its fellow members, especially in regard to three specific issues.

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