Germany

As in Scorecard 2012, Germany topped the leader board, leading on 12 different issues, and in at least one on every chapter. In particular, it was one among very few states that showed leadership on Russia.


Relations with China
Enhancing Europe's strategic dialogue with China - (1)-
Improving the vetting of Chinese investments in Europe - (2)-
Adopting a stronger stance on anti-dumping e.g. on solar panels - (3)Slacker
Promoting human rights in China - (6 & 7)Leader
Relations with Russia
Ensuring Russia adheres to WTO rules - (13)-
Promoting human rights in Russia - (15)Leader
Promoting media freedom in Russia - (16)-
Co-operating with Russia to solve protracted conflicts - (19)Leader
Persuading Moscow to support EU positions on Syria - (23)Leader
Relations with the United States
Developing a joint European approach to the use of drones - (30)-
Joint defence projects within NATO or CSDP to limit the effects of budget cuts - (31)-
Resisting US pressure and developing European approach on UN vote on Palestine - (34)Leader
Countering the US offensive against EU regulation of aviation emissions - (38)Leader
Relations with Wider Europe
Encouraging Serbia to normalise relations with Kosovo - (41)Leader
Pushing visa liberalisation for Turkey - (43)-
Encouraging Turkey to adopt the European position towards the Syrian opposition - (46)-
Putting pressure on Belarus for political liberalisation - (47)Leader
Pushing visa liberalisation for Russia, Ukraine and Moldova - (50)Slacker
Relations with the Middle East and North Africa
Improving financial support for MENA - (53)Leader
Supporting security sector reform in MENA - (54)-
Putting pressure on Algeria and Morocco for political reform - (58) -
Supporting a common position on labelling of products from illegal settlements - (62)-
Increasing pressure on Iran through sanctions - (63)Leader
Supporting political transition in Libya - (57) and Yemen - (64)-
Multilateral issues and crisis management
Increasing development aid to reach agreed targets - (72)-
Increasing humanitarian assistance, especially in the Sahel - (73 & 74)Leader
Supporting an arms trade treaty at the UN - (67)-
Contributing to CSDP missions - (41, 42, 74, 76, 77 & 78) Leader
Facilitating the consolidation of European seats at the IMF - (65)-
Contributing to the mission in Afghanistan - (79)-

Other countries:

Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark

Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy

Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal

Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom