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The German model is questioned on several levels in terms of foreign policy: military aspects, energy aspects and economic aspects. At the same time, the war in Ukraine represents a challenge to the Franco-German leadership within the European Union (EU). The 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty provides the opportunity to address the importance of the “Franco-German engine” which gives momentum to the EU as a whole, while also addressing the subjects of disagreement between France and Germany.

 

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09/01/2023
By: Gilles LEPESANT

“Deutschland – Einstieg in die Deindustrialisierung?” – “Germany, the beginning of deindustrialisation?” asked the German economic newspaper Handelsblatt in the context of the spike in energy prices that has put at risk thousands of companies across Germany in 2022. Whereas...

07/12/2022
By: Sandra PARTHIE

In response to Russia's illegal attack on Ukraine, EU member states have issued a series of economic sanctions against Russia. This also includes moratoria on certain products, e.g., in the energy sector.

26/10/2022
By: Marie KRPATA , quoted by Angelique Chrisafis in The Guardian

Two leaders under pressure to repair relations after rifts over defence, energy and China. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, hosted the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, for lunch on Wednesday as they sought to iron out significant differences on energy and defence that have weakened...

13/10/2022

The EU’s basic assumptions, on which it grounds its economic and trade power, are being steadily cast into doubt. The EU’s main trade partners, the US and China, increasingly set their sights on securing their supply chains, which may further a potential decoupling. 

03/10/2022

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, the Bundeswehr has been led to refocus on territorial defense and collective security, which constituted the core of its activity for decades. This evolution break with the long period of efforts during which the Bundeswehr painfully tried to...

29/09/2022

The current geopolitical situation has disrupted the European and global order, which were both consolidated in the 1990s and have been key factors in the modern German model. The Franco-German duo is currently facing new challenges and it will have to respond appropriately in a time when the...