German Leadership, Responsibility, Solidarity?

25/11/2015 - 26/11/2015, Berlin

A workshop as part of the Mercator European Dialogue. 

Germany is at the center of three ongoing crises facing Europe: the Euro crisis, the Ukraine crisis, and the refugee crisis. In some of these cases, German "leadership" has been praised, while in others it has been criticized. What do recent developments tell us about power structures in the EU, and in particular about Germany's role? What are the expectations and perceptions of other EU member states regarding the role of Germany? Is Germany learning to "lead"? How can German leadership develop within the existing structures of the EU?

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