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EU’s strategic partnership with China19.12.2012 / PDF-Download
Germany's role in the euro crisis17.12.2012 / PDF-Download
Earlier this year, we convened colleagues from think tanks across the EU to discuss what has been framed as “the new German question” . How does Berlin’s centre-stage role in overcoming the euro malaise play out in its relations with its fellow EU members? Is it fair to say that Berlin is considered part of the problem as much as it is a key to the solution? Our discussions and the publication that followed in the summer suggested the picture across the EU was rather diverse. This is a more interesting finding than it might first appear, given that most countries seem to find common ground in their concerns about Germany. Indeed, an overall anti-German feeling was not a theme we found in the essays, leaving aside public opinion in countries most affected by the crisis. While all member states in one way or another seemed to create their own EU identity in relation to Germany, suggesting that Germany indeed matters, they did it in different ways.
AIES Fokus 5/2012: French defence policy in a time of uncertainties11.12.2012 / PDF-Download
AIES Fokus 4/2012: The Future of Egyptian Foreign Policy07.11.2012 / PDF-Download
Peaceful protest in Egypt under Mubarak28.09.2012 / PDF-Download
AIES Conference Brief 1/2012: Expert Workshop – Europe and the Islamic World27.09.2012 / PDF-Download
The "New German Question": Germanys Europe policy as viewed by other member states28.06.2012 / PDF-Download
Almut Möller and Roderick Parkes (eds.)
No. 33 / June 2012
Berlin's take on the euro crisis has been widely discussed. This paper turns the tables: 14 Analysts from EU countries such as Spain, Italy, Finland, Poland, Austria, Greece and Bulgaria discuss their perspective of Berlin's Europe policy. The country perspectives are complemented by data of the Gallup World poll survey. Is there really what has been rather dramatically framed as "the new German question"? A "national narcissism" has defined debates on the European debt crisis, say the authors of a new EPIN paper. Throughout the EU, governments, politicians, and commentators have revived their own histories and questioned what the crisis reveals about their own country. Long-time EU members such as France, Italy, and Great Britain have consciously separated themselves from the German course for saving the euro and have made "not being like Germany" part of their identity. From this perspective, European integration is based less on overcoming differences than in solidifying them, write the authors. Möller and Parkes conclude that, in general, Germany's reputation is better than commonly assumed. But Germany's success also leaves its partners unsettled. Berlin needs to be more sensitive in its interactions with other EU countries so that Germany does not become further detached from its partners.
Demography and Security21.12.2011 / PDF-Download
Common Security and Defence Policy30.09.2011 / PDF-Download
Japans North Korea policy24.05.2011 / PDF-Download