Claire Demesmay and Jana Puglierin of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) analyse the structural hurdles facing a Paris-Berlin axis, but conclude their government’s agendas are compatible enough to overcome any differences.
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The ELN’s Director, Dr Ian Kearns, argues that it is the duty of the whole of Europe – not just Germany – to shape the response to crises in Greece and Ukraine.
Josef Janning argues that German leadership may be a necessary to revive Europe’s integration process, but it certainly wont be enough on its own.
Sylke Tempel argues that a Germany that cares about the rules, but also takes criticism into account, can hardly be called anti-European.
Major and Mölling argue that criticism of Germany’s contribution to NATO force structures is misplaced, observing instead the crucial role played by Germany in delivering the alliance’s considerable political, financial and military commitments.
Sylke Tempel argues that seen from Berlin, the crisis in Ukraine is not about Eastern Europe, but about Europe as a whole and despite much emphasis on what can be done in the short-term, Germany will be a more effective responder to Putin’s challenge in Ukraine if it pursues a clear long-term strategy.