A left-wing strategy could alienate centrist voters, but pacts with the right have wearied leftists.
The Dutch are relaxing fiscal targets to invest in their economy. Will the Germans follow suit?
Germany is vulnerable to shocks in international trade, but that is because it has underinvested at home.
The defense portfolio is one of the toughest jobs in Berlin. Why give it to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer?
The Germans believe only an all-Afghan peace process can protect the gains made since 2001.
German voters are tired of the war, but policymakers worry about the consequences of withdrawal.
Center-right leaders in Germany and the Netherlands may have moved too far to the middle.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has wood the Christian right, but at the expense of goodwill in the center.
France and Germany fear being crowded out by China and the United States. Smaller EU countries fear being crowded out by France and Germany.
Angela Merkel’s designated successor embraces some of the French president’s proposals but warns against overreach.