About: Angela Merkel Archives

  • Albania: How not to lose an election? Refuse to take part…

    Elections 12-05-2017

    All eyes are on elections in Britain, France and soon Germany but quite the most bizarre election seen in Europe since the end of communism is due to take ten days after the British poll next month, writes Denis MacShane.

  • Forget Russia, new menace in Western Balkans is Trump-style populist politics

    Enlargement 20-03-2017

    A new menace is stalking the Western Balkans: the region's political leaders themselves. Many are now retreating from serious engagement with Europe in order to play internal political games, writes Denis MacShane.

  • #WelcomeToEurope?

    Global Europe 31-01-2017

    People across Europe have fervently opposed US President Donald Trump’s ban on various groups of refugees and citizens. But EU leaders, and citizens, must not forget that policies imposed by EU members states are causing thousands of people to suffer every day, warns Philippa Nuttall Jones.

  • Normalising hate politics, a guide by the AfD

    Elections 27-01-2017

    Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party has risen in popularity but for certain branches of the movement parliamentary politics don’t actually matter, as they want to bring down the establishment, not join it, explains Paul Simon.

  • May throws down gauntlet to European leaders

    Brexit 17-01-2017

    Watching Theresa May in a hotel room in the capital of a small European nation, not in the EU, has been a surreal experience. Her insistence that every other EU leader had to accept that their citizens cannot any longer travel to the UK on the terms they can today seemed borderline impertinent, writes Denis MacShane.

  • From Brexit to Trump: Transatlantic Allies in an era of unpredictability

    Global Europe 24-11-2016

    Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President is not just a test for EU leaders and institutions, it’s test of free citizens in free societies, write Geoffrey Harris and Tim Oliver.

  • President Trump and international relations

    Global Europe 23-11-2016

    America’s new president has the potential to thoroughly shake up international relations. Volker Perthes lays out five theses that researchers and policymakers will need to address.

  • Welcome to the Leak-ocracy:  Elections decided by Russian hackers and (Wiki)leaks

    Elections 23-11-2016

    A new and disturbing factor emerged during this US presidential election, one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and surveillance technologies, and those who control them. Steven Hill warns that Germany could be next.

  • The (German) politics behind Nord Stream 2

    Energy 04-11-2016

    An unlikely coalition is emerging in Germany between Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Greens. More and more, both parties want to stop the construction of a second pipeline that will transport gas directly from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, explains Judy Dempsey.

  • The End of Europe

    Future EU 21-10-2016

    The EU risks disintegration with the emergence of a xenophobic and populist wave. The European project needs to be completely rethought, far from the current state of exception, argues historian Enzo Traverso.

  • Crimea: The cost of sanctions and the risk of retaliation

    Global Europe 04-10-2016

    Sanctions have already cost Russia one third of its GDP. As they come up for renewal, the EU must be wary of backing Putin into a corner and forcing him to take drastic action, writes John Dale Grover.

  • Energy and climate change all-important to new EU

    Climate change 28-09-2016

    As the debate over priorities for EU reform post-Brexit ramps up, misguided attempts to avoid political tensions are undermining popular and necessary action on energy and climate change, writes Nick Mabey.