The European Union often fails to make its mark on global affairs due to internal divisions. Scrapping the unanimity requirement for European foreign policy positions could help—but it can’t come without burden-sharing.
The German defence minister has squeaked through by just nine votes. But it is the EU institutions, and not Von der Leyen, who are to blame.
The European Council’s pick is in serious doubt after MEPs left meetings with her this week unimpressed.
For the first time in over 50 years, a German has been nominated as President of the European Commission. Yet Ursula von der Leyen’s loudest critics are back home.
How a sailing ship came to represent all that’s wrong with Germany’s Bundeswehr.
Germany’s defense minister on how to advance European security in turbulent times.