Articles on Note from Berlin

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.

A German view of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Commentary)

Angela Stanzel - 21 April 2017

One year on, Germany's decision to back the AIIB appears to be paying off.

The long road to peace: Europe at 60 (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 24 March 2017

Today’s European Union may seem like a market place, a granter of subsidies, and an experiment in governance. But at its core Europe is still the search for peace – it just took a 60 year detour.

European defence and the two per cent mantra (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 28 February 2017

The best route to improved European defence capabilities is to build on the patchwork of co-operation that already exists – with Germany at its centre.

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.