FULL STEAM AHEAD
EUROPE BY NUMBERS
Kohl’s Belated Heiress
Finally trying on Helmut Kohl’s boots, the German chancellor is ready for deeper European integration.
Taking the Bull by the Horns
Why Paris and Berlin should not wait until after the German elections to get going.
CLAIRE DEMESMAY AND JANA PUGLIERIN
Ode to (Some) Joy
Where France and Germany are likely to chime – and occasionally clash.
“We Need to Fix Our Economy, That’s for Sure”
Poland’s former foreign minister on how to make the EU stronger.
By DANIEL VERNET
Bruno Le Maire
All eyes are now on France’s economy minister. Is he the right man to push through much-needed reforms?
GERMANY’S NEW ROLE
URSULA VON DER LEYEN
“You Grow with the Job”
Germany’s defense minister on how to advance European security in turbulent times.
More Stick, More Carrot
Chancellor Merkel is right, the old times are over. Here’s what a new German foreign policy could look like.
Greater Ambition, Please!
Berlin not only needs to do more, it needs to want to do more – and have a strategy to go with it.
RUSSIA AND THE WORLD
To Reform or Not to Reform
Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has proposed a radical overhaul of Russia’s economy. Chances of implementation are slim.
THOMAS W. O’DONNELL
Neue Neue Ostpolitik
What lies behind the US-German spat over new Russian sanctions affecting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline?
Protectors of the Truth
How RT, Sputnik & Co. portray Germany and Europe.
Back from the Brink
In a new low, German troops leave the Incerlik airbase. But there is scope to rebuild Turkey’s relations with Germany and the EU on the economic front.
GERALD KNAUS, ANDREAS NICK, AND NADAN PETROVIC
“We Need More Amsterdam in Sicily”
Addressing the refugee crisis and the rising numbers of African migrants arriving in Italy, the EU needs new thinking.