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Merkel 4.0: Chancellor Merkel’s marathon continues

Simon Bulmer

The election result has reduced Merkel’s authority and introduced new domestic constraints, just as space for new possibilities at the EU level are opening up Analysis of the German election held on Sunday 24th September has tended to focus on two features: the re-election of Chancellor Merkel alongside the new threat to German politics posed by the electoral success (with … Continue reading

28 September 2017 by
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The EU a year after the UK referendum: new momentum and optimism?

Simon Bulmer

With the EU issue in the UK far from settled, reports of the demise of the EU and the Eurozone have been greatly exaggerated It is now exactly 12 months since the British people voted to leave the European Union and this week Brexit negotiations finally started.  While Theresa May’s minority government seeks to sort out its negotiating strategy on … Continue reading

23 June 2017 by
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Angela Merkel’s Germany: still liberals’ best hope for 2017?

Simon Bulmer

To secure a fourth term a less liberal version of Angela Merkel may emerge as she reacts to the domestic and global tumult of the last year 2016 was a tumultuous year in global politics, symbolized by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump securing the American presidency. Trump has challenged the fundamentals of US external relations, … Continue reading

18 January 2017 by
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New SPERI paper by Wolfgang Streeck: ‘Exploding Europe: Germany, the Refugees and the British Vote to Leave’

In a new essay for SPERI leading German political economist and sociologist Wolfgang Streeck analyses Britain’s vote to leave the EU. In his new paper ‘Exploding Europe: Germany, the Refugees and the British Vote to Leave‘ Streeck argues that Angela Merkel’s decision, exactly one year ago (September 4th), to open up Germany’s borders during Europe’s ‘refugee crisis’ of late summer … Continue reading

4 September 2016 by
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