Articles on Josef Janning

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

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.

View from Berlin: Keeping Europe's cool (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 14 October 2016

Merkel does not want an escalation of Russia-bashing out of fear, as it would only reward the Kremlin’s scaremongering. 

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.

View from Berlin: Keep calm and carry on (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 15 September 2016

Bratislava should be modest in rhetoric and look to develop coalitions for security and growth initiatives.

The EU’s game of musical chairs (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 September 2016

Europe needs to deliver on its strengths rather than on some people’s dreams. And it must stick to its principles in its negotiations with London while also delivering a new deal with the UK that will be palatable to European business interests.

Brexit: For whom the bell tolls (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 06 July 2016

When it comes to the building of Europe, Britain is out. In fact, London had checked out years ago, but there is no denying it any longer.

The Netherlands: The EU’s hidden coalition champion (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 16 June 2016

The experts surveyed by ECFR see the Netherlands as the most influential of the affluent smaller member states. Over 50 percent of the respondents rank the Netherlands as the most influential of the seven, and more than 75 percent rank it either first or second.

Armenian genocide, German realpolitik (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 June 2016

At a time when Germany and the EU are depending on Turkey’s help to solve the refugee crisis, the German political class clearly feels the need to demonstrate that this does not give Turkey a free hand when it comes to democracy and human rights issues.

Spain: Southern Europe’s underrated player (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 02 June 2016

In light of its demographic and economic weight and in view of its location at the crossroads of Europe and North Africa, Spain seems to be underrated in the current line-up of the large EU member states.