So what does Angela Merkel think? Germany’s reactions towards the new British government

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

What now for the Eurozone? A look at Germany, Grexit and Cameron’s pursuit of EU reform

Nina Trentmann, UK Business Correspondent at Die Welt, takes a look at the EU and the Eurozone in the wake of the most recent Greek bailout. With key German political figures in disagreement about in which direction to move, what might this mean for David Cameron’s chances of successfully negotiating EU reform?  During the last couple of months, I have been asked quite frequently: what … Continue reading What now for the Eurozone? A look at Germany, Grexit and Cameron’s pursuit of EU reform

What precisely is the Greek government’s mandate?

Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni, research assistant in European Studies, analyses the differences in views expressed by Syriza towards Europe, and in particular Germany, during its winning electoral campaign, and the views now portrayed in Syriza’s party newspaper since coming to power in January 2015. What implications may this have for the future of Greek negotiations with creditor institutions, and what is actually the mandate of the Greek government? Over the last three years, I have been … Continue reading What precisely is the Greek government’s mandate?