Jeanette SÜẞ

Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 

Research Interests:

  • Institutional issues of the European Union
  • Franco-German relations, French and German European policy
  • German and EU migration policy


Jeanette SÜẞ is a researcher at the Study Committee on Franco-German (Cerfa) at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), working in particular on the European Union and the Franco-German relations.

Before joining the Cerfa at Ifri in March 2023, she worked for a German political foundation in Brussels on political relations with France through multiple projects with think tanks, political parties and civil society organisations. After her studies in political science at Sciences Po Paris and the Freie Universität Berlin, she worked for the Expert Council on Integration and Migration (SVR) advising the German government as well as for the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris.

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With the war in Ukraine, Germany’s “traffic light” coalition government has had to adapt its climate policy to the upheavals caused by this war, which has turned its economic, energy, and military model upside down. Against a backdrop of high energy costs and increasing calls for reshoring in...


As the doors of the illustrious Hôtel Beauharnais on Rue de Lille 78 swung open on the evening of 4 October, and the masses streamed into the German Embassy in Paris to celebrate German Unity Day, the reports of the currently strained state of Franco-German relations seemed...


With its new Skilled Immigration Act (Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz) of 23 June 2023, Germany aims to become the country with "the most modern immigration law in Europe". A new points system and new entry rules for experienced workers having a degree from their home country...

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By: Jeanette SÜẞ, quoted by Nick Alipour and Théo Bourgery-Gonse in Euractiv 

Franco-German symbolism, rather than bickering over policy, will briefly take centre stage when French President Emmanuel Macron meets German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Sunday (26 May) during a three-day state visit, the first in 24 years. 

By: Jeanette SÜẞ, quoted by Anne-Elisabeth Moutet in The Telegraph

Breakdown of continental partnership is a threat to Europe – and could be catastrophic for Ukraine. It was meant to be a patching up of the notoriously fraught Macron-Scholz relationship, a “reset”, to borrow Hillary Clinton’s expression.