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berlinbrief hibernating

Due to my work at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin the berlinbrief is currently hibernating. In the meantime follow my commentary at the “Eye on Europe” blog of IP Journal, the English foreign policy journal of the … Continue reading

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Ministry of Finance Goes International

Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU), Angela Merkel’s Minister of Finance, is planning to extend the ministry’s impact on the international media. Bertrand Benoit, who has so far been the bureau chief of the Financial Times’ Berlin office, will head a new foreign … Continue reading

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New ECFR Office

The Berlin branch of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) has just moved to a new office space. Having left the Oranienburger Straße, Ulrike Guérot and her team now reside in Reinhardtstraße near the Bundestag, where lobbyists and think … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

In 2009, Berlin celebrated the collapse of the Berlin wall in 1989. Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Germany’s reunification. In 1990, Germany stood on the international stage as a unified country embarking on a new journey to … Continue reading

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Have you ever heard of the “VP/HR”?

I want to write about an event at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) last week. Cornelius Adebahr, a fellow on European foreign affairs at the Council, presented his book “Learning and Change in European Foreign Policy: The Role … Continue reading

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Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Report in Berlin

I attended an interesting event in Berlin yesterday on the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission’s “Report on the measurement of economic performance and social progress”. This is not quite a Foreign Policy topic, you might argue. But interestingly, the debate was a lot … Continue reading

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