Why it is practically impossible for the SPD to reinvent itself.
With a new term for Merkel, Germany and Europe can breathe a sigh of relief.
What can be done to derail a United States of Europe, or at least to neuter it?
The election and subsequent choice of coalition matter. But the differences between the various options are modest rather than stark.
Don’t look for major policy changes in Germany after the September 24 federal elections.