Tag Archives: CDU

German Politics: What If the SPD Balks?

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.

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Germany and Europe: A New Relationship?

If it comes to pass, Germany’s new “grand coalition” government’s EU-related plans represent progress for Macron’s calls to reform Europe.

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Interpreting Germany’s New Grand Coalition Deal: A First Assessment

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.

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Germany and the Return of the Holy Roman Empire

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.

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Governing Germany: More of the Same?

Germany’s current political contortions will likely end with a fourth term for Merkel.

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Germans Live in Interesting Times

Four questions about the country’s near-term political path.

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Burying Air Berlin: The Curious World of French Pragmatism, German Statism

The loser in the Air Berlin game, as the government played it, are Germany’s citizens, consumers and air travelers.

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Your 12 Point Guide to the German Elections

Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s September 24 elections.

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Why S&P’s Latest Call on Germany Misses the Mark

The emergence of some right-wing populists will not paralyze Germany’s pro-euro policies.

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Don’t Worry, Germany: Export All the BMWs You Want!

A pathway to reducing Germany’s current account surplus.

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