Where there’s a will, there’s a way: France, Germany and EU coalition building
In this week’s episode, Mark Leonard presents the new and third edition of ECFR´s Coalition explorer, which also included special questions regarding the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Together with policy fellows Ulrike Franke and Pawel Zerka, he analyses the collected data in-depth, answering the question of France’s and Germany´s role within the EU: How are the two countries perceived by their European partners? How can this power tandem influence EU policy-making? And what kind of new coalition patterns did emerge during the covid-19 crisis?
Browse the EU Coalition Explorer!
Further reading: The big engine that might: How France and Germany can build a geopolitical Europe by Ulrike Franke and Jana Puglierin
The EU Coalition Explorer was developed within ECFR’s Rethink: Europe” project supported by Stiftung Mercator.
This podcast was recorded on 31 July 2020.
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