Macron Dusts Off the De Gaulle Playbook
Emmanuel Macron has turned to an old strategy: leveraging France’s budding rapprochement with Moscow.
Red Herring & Black Swan: Is the German Question Back?
As the transatlantic relationship frays, thereʼs renewed talk of a return to German dominance in Europe. In fact, US withdrawal could have the opposite effect, as Franceʼs military might become more important.
A Gray Day in Aachen
Reaffirming the Élysée Treaty of 1963, Macron and Merkel missed a chance to demonstrate their common strength.
“More Romance Wouldn’t Hurt”
A look into the engine room of German-French relations.
A Military Workshop
Thereʼve been many misconceptions around the European Intervention Initaitve (E2I), launched in 2017. Amid a promising start, sticking points are mostly tests for Franco-German …
France and Germany urgently need to forge a common strategy to deal with US trade conflicts.
Waiting for Merkel
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.
Seeking the Force for Good
High time for the elites in France and Germany to wrack their brains how to jointly take Europe forward.
CDU 1 Macron 0
Will the German chancellor be able to meet the French president at least halfway?
Ready to Boogie?
Merkel has little interest in Macron’s more ambitious EU plans unless Paris gets its house in order.
Merkcron, a Dream Team?
Europe’s future hinges on relations between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.