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Economics Europe

Disagreements on eurozone reform impact economic outlook

Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plans to reform eurozone institutions received a further setback when German chancellor Angela Merkel toed her party’s line and rejected some of his bolder proposals when the two met in Berlin last week.

Europe Security

The state of Germany’s military readiness

The German military is dramatically under equipped to meet pressing international security challenges per a recent watchdog report.

Insights

The Munich Security Conference – to the brink

The theme of the Munich Security Conference this year was “To the Brink – and Back?” Amid a decline in US diplomatic leadership, and with no clear European successor, the conference failed to reassure those concerned by heightened inter-state tension. 

Europe Politics

New elections could bring political insecurity to Germany

With new elections in the realm of possibilities, Germany is likely to turn towards domestic stability rather than prioritizing European issues.

Economics Europe Special Reports

OZY+GRI: Will the powerful German economy break up the EU?

Germany’s trade surplus is viewed with resentment across the EU due to the implied — and in some cases, tangible — economic imbalance that benefits Deutschland über alles and could lead to the dissolution of Europe’s grand experiment.

Europe

Poland faces isolation over Holocaust bill

Poland, along with its neighbors in Central and Eastern Europe, has recently received severe criticism from Brussels on its democratic backsliding and efforts to curb an independent judiciary, free press and other constitutional safeguards such as the rule of law.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 28 January-3 February 2018

Trump’s State of the Union. Turkey intensifies operations in Turkey. Merkel mends her coalition. All this in The Week Ahead.

International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 14-20 January 2018

German coalition building. Greek labor protests. Fallout from Trump’s faux pas. Tunisia protests. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 10 -16 December

Brexit moves to round two. U.S. Congress heads towards budget battle. German government moves closer to a coalition. Judge calls for arrest of former President Kirchner. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Europe Natural resources and energy

EU divisions and US sanctions to delay Nord Stream 2

Under pressure from US sanctions, legislation in Denmark, and weakening support in Germany, Nord Stream 2 will likely be significantly delayed.