Is the specter of Islamization just right-wing scaremongering? Or is it a warning about the possible future of Western Europe if its nations do not change their migration, education and family policies?
Which winter lies ahead for Germany? A dark winter, and that is not a metaphor. The governing parties and the media across the Alps are informing the population about the energy rationing coming this fall.
The 13th Alternative für Deutschland congress held in Riesa, Saxony, ended a few hours early. The cause of the unexpected event was the Ukrainian conflict, which ended up representing yet another opportunity for confrontation between the two components of the German sovereignist party.
German environmental movements have moved easily from words to deeds, initiating a series of mobilizations, bordering on violence, that are little talked about in the rest of Europe.
We know the budget but what will be the German military's shopping list? Nothing is certain yet, but something has already leaked out. The German armed forces seem to be in need of a real re-foundation
Scholz's announcement to allocate 2% of German GDP to Defense represents a political earthquake in Germany. Forced now to question many certainties that had themselves become constitutive of Germany's post-Cold War political identity.
The crisis in Ukraine is far from over; rather, we can say that it is heading towards the conclusion of a round. Let us therefore try to draw some lessons from this red-hot round. In a nutshell, the question is only one: who won and who lost?
The Scholz government is creaking, and creaking on restrictions. FDP group leader in the Bundestag Christian Dürr has made it known that his party has no intention of voting for the extension of anticovid measures.
For a convergence of historical and political reasons, Germany is the weakest link in the neo-authoritarian European triad that it makes up with France and Italy. Between polls, inflation and international tensions, it does not seem that the government will be able to insist on a hard line for long.