A bimonthly magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany's capital


The SPD has to decide how long to remain in government.


Fridays for Future activist LUISA NEUBAUER about what’s next for the climate protection movement. 


Appointing the EU’s presidents may involve a protracted fight between countries, political groups, and EU institutions.


Germany’s Greens came to be the big winners of the European elections—by cornering the young vote.


A week of intense talks begins to decide who gets the EU’s top jobs.


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


Why Germany might end up getting the presidency of the ECB instead of the European Commission.


In the run-up to the European elections, US President Donald Trump shows where his sympathies lie.


Angela Merkel has said her government will look at ways to make Germany carbon neutral by 2050. Does this mark the return of the “Climate Chancellor”?


With boycott campaigns, security threats and rocket attacks, this week’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel is proving to be one of the most political in years.


In Germany, the election campaign for the European Parliament has been particularly uninspiring.


It is too easy for individual member-states to block EU sanctions and or diplomatic statements. Extending majority voting to foreign policy would encourage greater unity. 


Once considered a long shot, Frans Timmermans now has a real chance of becoming the next European Commission president.


Marine Le Pen risks being sidelined—at home and in Europe.


Spain’s election suggests a rejection of radicalism on both sides of the Catalan independence debate.


In the new world of great power competition, European cooperation is vital for survival.


Who is Ukraine’s likely next president, and what or whom does he stand for?


Italy’s government is unsettling its partners with its latest provocations. But the country’s Euroskepticism has a longer tradition than many realize.


The 16+1 partnership between Eastern European countries and China became the 17+1 on Friday after Greece joined.


Talk of moral hazard and contagion are back at EU emergency summits. Sound familiar?