Even if the SPD votes against joining a new “GroKo” government, the damage which prolonged political uncertainty in Berlin would inflict on Germany and Europe would be very limited.
If it comes to pass, Germany’s new “grand coalition” government’s EU-related plans represent progress for Macron’s calls to reform Europe.
Germany will continue to gradually slip from the top to the upper middle ranks of the growth league of major European countries. Its current golden decade will end in the 2020s.
Germany’s current political contortions will likely end with a fourth term for Merkel.
Four questions about the country’s near-term political path.
Reviving the autonomy deal that foundered in Spain’s constitutional court back in 2010 would find the support of the majority of Spaniards, including the Catalans.
What’s ahead for Catalonia, Spain and the EU following the tumultuous Catalan independence referendum?
Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s September 24 elections.
As much as quite a few Catalans may want independence from Spain, it is practically impossible. But more regional autonomy is certainly possible.
The election and subsequent choice of coalition matter. But the differences between the various options are modest rather than stark.