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FULL STEAM AHEAD

RALPH BOLLMANN

Kohl’s Belated Heiress

Finally trying on Helmut Kohl’s boots, the German chancellor is ready for deeper European integration.

ALMUT MÖLLER

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Why Paris and Berlin should not wait until after the German elections to get going.

CLAIRE DEMESMAY AND JANA PUGLIERIN

Ode to (Some) Joy

Where France and Germany are likely to chime – and occasionally clash.

RADOSLAW SIKORSKI

“We Need to Fix Our Economy, That’s for Sure”

Poland’s former foreign minister on how to make the EU stronger.

CLOSE-UP

DANIEL VERNET

Bruno Le Maire

All eyes are now on France’s economy minister.
Is he the right man to push through much-needed reforms?

GERMANY’S NEW ROLE

URSULA VON DER LEYEN

“You Grow with the Job”

Germany’s defense minister on how to advance European security in turbulent times.

JÖRG LAU

More Stick, More Carrot

Chancellor Merkel is right, the old times are over. Here’s what a new German foreign policy could look like.

JAN TECHAU

Greater Ambition, Please!

Berlin not only needs to do more, it needs to want to do more – and have a strategy to go with it.

RUSSIA AND THE WORLD

LIANA FIX

To Reform or Not to Reform

Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has proposed a radical overhaul of  Russia’s economy. Chances of implementation are slim.

THOMAS W. O’DONNELL

Neue Neue Ostpolitik

What lies behind the US-German spat over new Russian sanctions affecting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline?

RINA SOLOVEITCHIK

Protectors of the Truth

How RT, Sputnik & Co. portray Germany and Europe.

TURKISH-GERMAN RELATIONS

SINAN EKIM

Back from the Brink

In a new low, German troops leave the Incerlik airbase. But there is scope to rebuild Turkey’s relations with Germany and the EU on the economic front.

EUROPEAN ENCOUNTERS

GERALD KNAUS, ANDREAS NICK, AND NADAN PETROVIC

“We Need More Amsterdam in Sicily”

Addressing the refugee crisis and the rising numbers of African migrants arriving in Italy, the EU needs new thinking.