Articles on Josef Janning

An “existential question” for Europe – or for Merkel herself? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 20 June 2018

Angela Merkel is in a race against time to fulfil a pledge for a new Europe-wide migration policy if she is to keep her conservative coalition together

Merkel and Macron: edging towards change? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 07 June 2018

Angela Merkel finally responds to Emmanuel Macron’s Europe reform plans – but through the pages of a newspaper, and in only the most guarded of terms.

Courting Nero: Macron, Merkel, and the state of relations with Trump (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 May 2018

Trips to Washington by the French and German leaders made barely a dent in Trump’s attitude towards his own close allies

Hungary in the EU: From front runner to veto player (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 04 April 2018

A convincing victory for Victor Orban will reinforce the Hungarian veto role in the EU. However, the country has only marginal influence beyond its neighbourhood on EU policies.

The art of the possible: European reform after the Italian election (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 March 2018

The Italian election leaves Macron and Merkel short of partners for ambitious EU reform.

Italy: Following Britain towards the exit? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 02 March 2018

With elections approaching, the fact that Italy’s EU cohesion profile is approaching Britain’s is cause for grave concern across Europe.

The sense of an ending: Contours of the next German government (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 17 January 2018

The days of a towering role for Germany in Europe seem behind us.

From Iran to North Korea, German policymakers are at a loss (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 12 January 2018

Postwar German foreign policy is based on cooperation, rules and trust, not power, interest and threat. But with crises from Iran to North Korea likely to be play out the old-fashioned way, that approach looks naive.

Jamaica sunset leaves German politics in the dark (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 21 November 2017

The standstill in German governance will likely amplify political fragmentation in the EU. 

The long and winding road to Jamaica (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 08 November 2017

The indications are this new German government will struggle to take advantage of the foreign policy opportunities presented by this election.