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.
There are similarities between today’s Europe and the patchwork of around 300 territories and principalities which comprised the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
Germany’s current political contortions will likely end with a fourth term for Merkel.
Four questions about the country’s near-term political path.
The loser in the Air Berlin game, as the government played it, are Germany’s citizens, consumers and air travelers.
Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s September 24 elections.
The emergence of some right-wing populists will not paralyze Germany’s pro-euro policies.
A pathway to reducing Germany’s current account surplus.