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Berlin Policy Journal

International affairs from the heart of Europe


Opinion polls show the center-right in the lead, with the populist Five Star Movement not far behind.


Emmanuel Macron was hoping Germany would embrace his vision for reforming Europe. So far he’s got no response.

America has left a vacuum in global free trade. The EU is right in its ambition to step in, but it has to tread lightly.


Hungary and Poland continue to defy the EU’s values and threaten its unity. Brussels needs to flex its muscles, and fast.


The Czech Republic has voted for a billionaire populist. That’s not necessarily bad news for Brussels.


America‘s left and right have embraced Scandinavia. Neither is quite right.


Today’s global frontlines do not run between East and West, but within states – between internationalists and nationalists.

We have lost our editor-in-chief – an outstanding expert, journalist, writer, teacher, colleague, friend.


All the political colors, synonyms, and acronyms you need to know when it comes to forming a new German government.


The chancellor has spent a quarter of a century fending off party rivals. Is there anyone left to succeed her?


Create a digital ministry, get behind the EU’s Digital Single Market project, and start thinking about the military use of AI.


Stick to the Minsk agreement and explain the sanctions policy better at home.


It’s been called the most boring election ever. That might be because the parties are avoiding the very issues closest to voters’ hearts.


The CDU and the SPD have returned to door-to-door canvassing, with a technological twist.


Germany is Europe’s leading economic powerhouse, but it has some homework to do after the election.


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.