How does Germany want the EU to look in the next five or even 20 years? In the second of a series on the EU we look at German politics which has traditionally been the most ‘pro-European’ both in rhetoric and practice among the larger EU members. Today, as a consequence of the financial crisis in Europe, Germany has to assume a leadership role in reshaping the EU.

GERMAN post-war politics in European affairs has shown a remarkable continuity – governments both of the centre-right and the centre-left have always seen an ‘ever closer union’ as their undisputed goal.

And with no ‘Eurosceptic’ political party in opposition, more European integration has b...

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Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth
‘Closer union’ has become a potentially costly and risky concept for Germany with the emergence of the European debt crisis. It is the ‘paymaster’ of Europe and German Supreme Court judges and German voters are becoming more aware of this
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