Articles on Note from Berlin

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

Is Merkel the new “leader of the free world”? (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 25 November 2016

Angela Merkel is not a fan of flashy titles, but she has already started to build support at home for a stronger Germany in Europe and the world.

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.

Berlin is bracing itself for President Trump (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 09 November 2016

The German government is to step up its efforts to keep Europeans together.

Frau Merkel goes to Africa (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 19 October 2016

Domestic concerns over migration have sharpened Berlin's interest in Africa.

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.