In Germany’s election, the fate of the EU is at stake | Timothy Garton Ash

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:20:49 GMT 15

In Germany’s election, the fate of the EU is at stake | Timothy Garton Ash


After Merkel, the incoming coalition will have to prove that democracy can meet Europe’s great challenges


In Brussels last week, I found everyone waiting for Berlin. In Berlin, I found everyone electrified by an unexpectedly wide-open election. One thing, however, is clear: the new German government will be a coalition, and almost certainly of three, rather than two, parties.

That points to the deepest question underlying this pivotal European event: can democracy deliver? More precisely: can the European model of change through democratic consensus, of which Germany is a prime example, produce the actions Europe badly needs if it is to hold its own in the 21st century?

RSS from:

Source link for full text: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/15/eu-germany-election-eu-merkel-democracy-europe


All latest news on The Guardian or get topic World

Your Thursday Briefing

Your Thursday Briefing

15 Sep 20:07

Select Topics