Tag Archives: CSU

German Politics: The Limbo Is Over

With a new term for Merkel, Germany and Europe can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Europe Knows Where It Doesn’t Want to Go

As Germany and Italy decide the shape of their future governments, the EU is making slow progress. It is abandoning lofty schemes and determined to focus on people’s real problems.

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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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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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Germany: Why a Jamaica Coalition Deepens the Division of Society

The Jamaica coalition consists of representatives of the globalization and modernization winners. It pitches urban elites against the less successful.

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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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