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Reforming the EU


Faced with threats to its cultural identity, the EU needs to respond, including by cultural diplomacy.


Little thinking has been done about EU disintegration. In the absence of plausible theories, here are three ways things could go wrong for Europe.


There’s a reason Berlin is so reticent about responding to the French president’s European reform proposals.


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.


Angela Merkel leaving the international stage may be bad news for quick EU reform. In the long run, however, her successor will likely turn into at least as good a European.


In her reelection campaign in 2017, Angela Merkel made a strategic error by not putting EU reform on her agenda. She is now paying …


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.


An interview with Marcel Fratzscher on last week’s “economists’ letter”—and why Germany and France need to get moving on eurozone 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.


Under German leadership solidarity in the EU has become conditional on structural reforms.


High time for the elites in France and Germany to wrack their brains how to jointly take Europe forward.


Stop the presses! Germans want to pay more for a more efficient European Union.


Will the German chancellor be able to meet the French president at least halfway?


Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte mocks “visionary” leadership, but without a long-term plan his country might be reduced to a supporting role in Europe.