FULL STEAM AHEAD
Finally trying on Helmut Kohl’s boots, the German chancellor is ready for deeper European integration.
Why Paris and Berlin should not wait until after the German elections to get going.
CLAIRE DEMESMAY AND JANA PUGLIERIN
Where France and Germany are likely to chime – and occasionally clash.
“We Need to Fix Our Economy, That’s for Sure”
Poland’s former foreign minister on how to make the EU stronger.
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.
Chancellor Merkel is right, the old times are over. Here’s what a new German foreign policy could look like.
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
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?
How RT, Sputnik & Co. portray Germany and Europe.
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.
GERALD KNAUS, ANDREAS NICK, AND NADAN PETROVIC
Addressing the refugee crisis and the rising numbers of African migrants arriving in Italy, the EU needs new thinking.