The new Nuclear Alliance

France has joined forces with nine other European countries to push for the expansion of nuclear energy. In view of the current energy crisis, this alliance is thus embarking on a path that is a countermovement to that of Germany. The European Union has acquired new political factions. In 2011, after the nuclear disaster in… Continue reading The new Nuclear Alliance

Merkel’s Successor

The moment Angela Merkel announced her resignation as party leader of the CDU, a number of politicians put themselves in position to aspire to the post, and with it, of course, the chancellorship. Five candidates stood out, Ursula von der Leyen, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Friedrich Merz, Markus Söder (for the CSU) and, of course, the Union's… Continue reading Merkel’s Successor

The foreign policy of Armin Laschet

Since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany, the CDU has played an overriding role in shaping policy as a whole, including foreign policy. Under Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the FRG, Germany was tied to the US-dominated West, a fundamental decision that still determines the country's foreign policy today. Under Helmut Kohl,… Continue reading The foreign policy of Armin Laschet

The Foreign Policy of the SPD

This year, the Social Democratic Party of Germany was the first party to present a finished election programme. Yet the SPD is currently in a difficult situation. In the last federal elections, the veteran workers' party had to accept its worst election result since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition, every… Continue reading The Foreign Policy of the SPD

Digital Unity

The French and German finance ministers had to answer questions in a major newspaper interview. They talked a lot, but often failed to give concrete answers. The topics of the talks revolved around the EU's Corona reconstruction measures, the plans for a global minimum tax, especially for large corporations, and the general outlook for the… Continue reading Digital Unity