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Jana Puglierin
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is Head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).

The EU can no longer afford to conduct a foreign policy based on the lowest common denominator. It needs to adapt to new realities―and fast.

Ursula von der Leyen is pushing aside traditional foreign policy in order to focus on an area where the EU has more power: economics. 

All Hands on Deck

Concerns about fragmentation shape Berlin’s understanding of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy. That carries risks, especially with Brexit approaching. Germany, along with …

Not all in Europe want to be a “counterweight” to Donald Trump’s United States.

The German defense debate is backsliding, and there’s still no common understanding of what the country wants to achieve with its military. A wakeup …

German-Polish relations have been rocky of late, but now Warsaw seems willing to change tack.

Meet Paris half-way and let it lead, too, lose your self-satisfied tone, and be more creative in developing ideas to bring the whole EU forward.

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand for conflicting conceptions of the West.

Where France and Germany are likely to chime – and occasionally clash.

The “unthinkable” has happened – again. The consequences for Europe and the world loom large.

Why the “old continent” will miss Barack Obama.

Think that a “Merkel doctrine” is an oxymoron? Wrong: Ertüchtigung – loosely, “help for self help” – sounds outdated even to German ears, but the concept behind it is useful today.