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Elections 25-09-2013

Merkel’s future bedfellows must stoke Germans’ European identity

Almost 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany's divided past still matters, as it mirrors certain electoral splits. Whatever the shape of the new government, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s future coalition partner should make one task its own: bringing Germany's European identity back to the fore, writes Tereza Novotná.
Elections 23-09-2013

What Merkel’s victory means for Europe

With Sunday's victory Angela Merkel now has the chance for a fresh start on Europe. Whatever coalition emerges following the election, the chancellor shouldn’t squander her victory, writes Judy Dempsey.
Elections 09-09-2013

Germany must rethink its strategy as it cannot remain healthy amid a sick Europe

It would be naive to believe that Germany's economy can stay healthy while much of the rest of the continent is "sick". So, as Peer Steinbrück and the SPD demanded repeatedly, it is in Germany's interest to finally rethink its strategy and boost growth writes Jo Leinen MEP.

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