Articles on Note from Berlin

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.

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.