Matthew Flinders offers five explanations for the UK’s relative ‘shambolic and bumbling response’ to Covid-19 in comparison to Germany. Continue reading Comparing Covid responses in the UK and Germany: Part I, the UK
Anna Holzscheiter details the factors contributing to Germany’s relative Covid-19 ‘success’ in comparison to the UK. Continue reading Comparing Covid responses in the UK and Germany: Part II, Germany
The German elections on 24 September 2017 have reshuffled the balance of power among parliamentary factions. To form a new government, complex coalition talks will be held in the coming months. John Ryan, Fellow at LSE Ideas, reflects on the impact these will have on Germany’s stance in the Brexit negotiations. The result of the German election means that there will be coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s … Continue reading What now for Brexit after the German election?
In Berlin, Brexit is not at the top of the agenda. EU challenges will loom large in the upcoming German elections. But Germany’s main concerns on Europe range from Russia’s behaviour to the impact of Trump, France’s presidential election, and unity, or not, amongst the EU27. Kirsty Hughes, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe and a member of the UCL European Institute Advisory Board, discusses … Continue reading Brexit and the EU: Germany moves on
Nina Trentmann, UK Business Correspondent at Die Welt, takes a look at the recent appointment of Boris Johnson as UK Foreign Secretary and the reactions of politicians in Germany to this news, particularly in the context of future negotiation tactis between the UK and the EU. It was a shock. German politicians, their French counterparts, EU representatives – they all shook their head in disbelief when … Continue reading So what does Angela Merkel think? Germany’s reactions towards the new British government