Appointing the EU’s presidents may involve a protracted fight between countries, political groups, and EU institutions.
There’s a reason Berlin is so reticent about responding to the French president’s European reform proposals.
Reaffirming the Élysée Treaty of 1963, Macron and Merkel missed a chance to demonstrate their common strength.
The French president is struggling to overcome the deepest crisis to hit his government. He’ll have to correct course in 2019. On the streets …
The German chancellor indicated to the European Parliament she will push for a shift away from decades of Atlanticist foreign policy.
First Paris, then Brussels: For the European Parliament elections, Emmanuel Macron wants to apply his winning formula to the EU level. But the hurdles …
The German chancellor has great tactical skills. But that’s not enough anymore to fend off populism and move Europe forward.
US President Donald Trump has no time for the EU or Angela Merkel. That’s one reason she’s finally talking about EU reform.
Italy’s new populist government is adding to Emmanuel Macron’s sense of urgency about EU and eurozone reform. Yet Angela Merkel is keeping her cards close to her chest.
Will the German chancellor be able to meet the French president at least halfway?
Emmanuel Macron has been hailed as the “most pro-European” French president ever. In reality, his policies don‘t diverge all that much from his country’s …
Emmanuel Macron was hoping Germany would embrace his vision for reforming Europe. So far he’s got no response.
Reactions in Berlin to the French president’s proposals for EU reform have been muted – for now.
What the French president’s recent visit to Central and Eastern Europe reveals about his EU reform agenda.
Where France and Germany are likely to chime – and occasionally clash.
Both Germany and France will have to show flexibility in the fields they dominate.