The outcome of Germany’s federal election next Sunday will play a crucial role in determining the European Union’s direction in the coming years. Two issues have been at the heart of the campaign: how to cope with migration and the willingness of the EU’s strong economies to assist the weak.
- Carl Bildt thinks that Germans are in a position to lead the way in embracing multiple identities.
- Robert Skidelsky argues that the EU's survival requires Germany to support mechanisms that benefit the bloc’s weaker economies.
- But Michael Bröning questions whether Germany is immune to the populist threat.