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

Research Interests:

  • Domestic political debates in European Union member states
  • International relations of the EU
  • Human Security, Minority rights, social cohesion
  • Transportation and urban policies


Marie Krpata works as a Research Fellow at the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) at the French Institute of International Relations – Ifri where she dedicates her research activities to the European Union and the external relations of the Franco-German couple. She gathered her main study and work experiences in Austria, France and Germany.

Before joining the Cerfa in September 2020, she worked in non-governmental and international organisations on the human dimension of security, as well as in consultancies where she carried out infrastructure and transportation projects in emerging countries as well as in Europe, in the frame of which she produced macro-economic, regulatory and strategic studies.

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The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly becoming the center of gravity of economy and geopolitics. It covers 60% of the world’s population, triggers 30% of international trade and drains 60% of global gross domestic product (GDP).


At the heart of the European project, the Franco-German tandem provides impetus for further integration within the EU. However, Brussels is yet to decide which direction it wants to take, and the French and Germans still have to agree on their position with regards to economics,...


The global car market has been shrinking since 2018. This is a key economic sector for Germany whose producers belong to the Top 15 carmakers worldwide. Yet they are running the risk of being outclassed and eventually replaced, given emerging actors in the USA and China.

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