It looks like CDU/CSU and SPD agreeing to stay together throughout 2020. But the risk that the SPD throws in the towel continues to loom large.
Germany’s center-left SPD will be led in the future by a little-known left-wing duo that is highly critical of the SPD’s role in Angela Merkel’s government.
Germany’s parties on the left are only a few percentage points short of a potential majority.
The lessons that the EU will – hopefully – draw from Brexit should give it a good chance to weather other storms.
Suspending parliament would accentuate the hard Brexit risk and the UK’s constitutional crisis.
Can von der Leyen make a difference? Probably yes — but only modestly so.
The European Commission should grant Greece short-term fiscal leeway under the condition that Mitsotakis indeed delivers the promised reforms.