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The German Problem

4. October 2019 I Europe, General Politics

The world has a problem with Germany. In Germany, however, people are completely unwilling to admit it. Germany has become a prime example of collective cognitive dissonance.
Originally posted in German at Makroskop
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE

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Italy: Back in the intensive care ward?

16. June 2019 I Europe

Italy is Germany’s favourite enemy. Is it just envy, prejudice, or stupidity that prevents a sensible debate on Italy’s policies and the problems of its European integration?
Originally posted in German at Makroskop
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE

There is no other question where the German media and German politics are so collectively wrong as with Italy. …

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Germany: It’s So Green Among the Greens

31. May 2019 I Europe, General Politics

Commitment to fighting climate change has brought the Greens victory. But that doesn’t help Europe or the climate, because the party is dilettantish on economic policy and doesn’t decisively oppose German dominance in the EU.
Originally posted in German at Makroskop
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE

The most important scene following the results of the European election in Germany took place in Bremen. …

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