Articles on Josef Janning

A pragmatic approach to building a European Army (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 April 2015

An argument in favour of merging the territorial defence forces of an inner core of EU member states.

Germany’s Foreign Ministry reinvents itself (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 18 March 2015

Steinmeier’s review process has come up with a range of prescriptions for the German foreign ministry, and the far-reaching reform envisioned could transform German diplomacy.

"Over and over again" (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 05 March 2015

The extension of the eurozone’s assistance programme for Greece dominates the European debate in Germany and links eurozone politics to the future of Europe. 

Ruxit is real: Russia’s exit from Europe (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 27 February 2015

Russia no longer sees its future as being with Europe – but its departure may not have the results it expects.

Lessons from Munich (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 February 2015

As Europe pushes for negotiation over Ukraine, the Munich Security Conference showed the depth of division not only between Russia and the West, but between the Western partners as well.

German foreign policy and the EU: Leader by default? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 05 February 2015

Germany became the leader of Europe’s foreign policy because of circumstance, not through its own design. 

Affinity without purpose: Britain and Germany in the EU (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 January 2015

British-German relations, while shaped by a mutual sense of respect, are almost at a loss on a common agenda.

What can go wrong for Europe in 2015? (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 January 2015

Two all-too-plausible scenarios could turn 2015 into an annus horribilis for the Union.

Germany then and now (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 November 2014

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany needs to think about its way of exercising power within the EU – and what it hopes to achieve.

Dissecting Juncker’s Commission: Project teams are the real story (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 11 September 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker's new structure for the European Commission represents a major overhaul of its governance.