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Daniela Schwarzer
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is Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations' (DGAP) in Berlin.
Weaponizing the Economy

Tariffs, investments, infrastructure projects: the instruments of global power rivalry have changed. To assert themselves, Germany and Europe need to learn the rules of …

Must Do Better

If the EU is to be a global player and not a plaything, Germany must make crucial improvements to its European policy. Traditionally, German …

The German government needs to forge compromises and build bridges. Stabilizing Europe is in its core interest.

Observations from the 2018 Munich Security Conference.

The Franco-German alliance needs a reset.

Damage control isn’t the only answer to the Trump presidency. Europe has to take its fate into its own hands.

The EU is battling three major crises – with Germany in the lead in every case. But so far Berlin has not been able to create momentum for building a stronger Europe.

The fallout with Greece has shown the complexity of governing the eurozone. The time to address the euro’s weaknesses and keep Europe’s single currency credible is now.