19.06.2020
Only Transnational Politics Can Break Europe’s Deadlock

Germany has shifted its position to unlock the route an EU recovery fund. But Europe still needs a political alternative to inter-governmental deadlock.

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11.03.2020
Resettling Villages, Unsettling Lives

Villagers have mobilised to fight both for their homes and for more ambition in German energy policy.

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11.03.2020
A Step Up for the German Greens

How the Greens managed to become a key player in German politics. Part of our four-part “Green Wave” series.

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27.01.2020
Making Russia First Again

The Kremlin is inclined to leave Europeans with no alternative but to reset a strategic dialogue. To achieve this Moscow will have to use a variety of its assets.

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11.01.2020
Germany’s Central European Strategy Bites Back

Political differences between Germany and Central Europe cannot continue to be skirted if the EU is to effectively respond to the many challenges ahead.

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18.12.2019
“When it comes to China, we need to think bigger”

The world’s political order is in upheaval. Janka Oertel speaks about the Sino-American conflict, the 5G dispute, and Germany’s role in formulating a new European China policy.

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28.11.2019
Unfulfilled Promises and Missed Opportunities in North Macedonia

Prospects of EU membership are on hold in North Macedonia, despite it going as far as to change its name to resolve a dispute with Greece.

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25.10.2019
Green is the New Normal in German Politics

With the Greens polling at a record high while the traditional parties seemingly run out of road, what are the factors underpinning the recent success of political ecology in Germany?

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04.10.2019
Choosing Investment over Breaking Even

Tight public spending may have powered its exports, but underinvestment in people and infrastructure has its costs. Could a new investment rule be just what Germany needs?

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24.09.2019
A Tailwind to Speed Up the Transport Transition

While citizens in Germany push for a transport policy which prioritises cyclists and pedestrians, not cars, progress remains slow. Why is the transition taking so long?

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