Counselor on Franco-German relations at Ifri

Research Interests:

  • Contemporary Germany: Domestic and foreign policy
  • French-German relations: Questions of security, European construction
  • European integration: History of European Integration, Common Foreign and Security Policy 


Hans Stark is an Institut d’études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo Paris) graduate. He completed a PhD in political science at Sorbonne University in 2001 where his research focused on German European politics. In 2011, he received his accreditation to supervise research in German studies at the University of Lille 3. 

From March 1991 to March 2020, Hans Stark was the Secretary General of the Study Committee on French-German Relations (Cerfa) at the French institute of international relations – Ifri. Since March 2020, he is a Counselor on Franco-German relations at Ifri, working essentially covers German foreign and European policies. In parallel, Hans Stark has taught as a lecturer from 2002 to 2005 and as a Senior lecturer from 2005 to 2012 at the University Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle where he was appointed Professor of Contemporary German Civilization in 2012.

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The European Union is facing a tremendous challenge: coming out of the crisis unified. Every summit is both labeled the one of all hopes and the one of the last chance. Information keeps coming in, which hampers a good comprehension of the situation. 

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In March 2000, the EU Member States decided to make Europe the 'economy the most competitive and dynamic in the world' from here 2010. Considering a structural delay of growth, the 'Lisbon strategy' has a global approach of policies of reform. Despite a revision of the strategy in 2005, it is...


Le rapprochement de la Grande-Bretagne et de la France, en matière de Politique étrangère et de sécurité et de défense (PESD, est pris en compte par les armées allemandes. Même si, jusque-là, le couple franco-allemand représentait le principal moteur de l'intégration européenne, vu d'Allemagne...

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