Articles on Josef Janning

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.

Germany needs more leadership on foreign policy (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 03 September 2014

The German people are ready for more international involvement, if the German government can make the case.

Five lessons from the “Spitzenkandidaten” European Parliament campaign (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 01 July 2014

Jean-Claude Juncker’s nomination is part of a “silent revolution” in European governance that will transform power within the EU.

Seeking a High Representative (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 June 2014

Josef Janning on the key characteristics a High Representative should have.

Explaining the EP election results: Germany (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 May 2014

Merkel’s party comes out on top, and Germany’s first Eurosceptic party will be sending delegates to the EP

Russia, Europe, and the new international order (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 09 April 2014

The premise of an international order defined by the West and shared by the rest has been shown to be faulty.