Articles on Ulrike Esther Franke

Pedantry in motion: European intervention hits the language barrier (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 June 2018

German politicians struggle to endorse Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a “European Intervention Initiative” not least because the term intervention sounds misleading in German.

Conservatives without a cause? The German youth’s view and what it means for Europe (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 23 April 2018

Retaining what they have is largely enough for millennials – despite the fact that the majority feels that the EU is not on the right path. 

Europe needs more than management from Germany (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 14 March 2018

Germany’s aversion to political vision used to be a blessing. Now it’s becoming a curse.

Five takeaways from the Munich Security Conference (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 20 February 2018

The world is in need of leadership on the global stage – but in Munich, no leaders were in sight.

Too soon for champagne toasts to GroKo (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 February 2018

The grand coalition treaty is strongly pro-European in tone, but the devil is in the details – and it could yet be rejected by SPD members.

German public says ‘jein’ to European security (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 07 December 2017

A new poll shows that the German public is increasingly concerned with security, but is dismissive of its American security guarantor and unwilling to pay more to help Europe replace it.

Pesco, the impotent gorilla (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 17 November 2017

Criticisms of PESCO could equally be applied to Germany’s broader security and defence policy.

Germany votes: What to look out for on election night (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 21 September 2017

All you need to know to follow the German election unfold on Sunday night

Prime time debates with few prime time ideas (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 08 September 2017

The televised debates sum up Germany's election campaign perfectly: they have been strangely devoid of proposals, and filled with reactiveness.

Germany, not China, will be Donald Trump’s enemy number one (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke & Mark Leonard - 03 May 2017

Donald Trump's government is increasingly taking aim at Germany – it is time for Berlin to acknowledge the potential danger.