Constructing a German Europe?
Germany's Europe Debate Revisited
Germany’s ambiguous role during the eurozone crisis has stoked fears that a more self-confident and dynamic Germany is threatening the political independence and economic well-being of its neighbors and will lead to a “German Europe”. The authors argue that Germany's weakness, not power, is the main challenge to EU integration. In order to build a supranational EU and a “European Germany”, Germans will have to overhaul their Cold War institutions and traditions that have become a brake on EU integration.
© 2012 Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
Timo Behr, Niklas Helwig