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The EU Is Close to Another Hamiltonian Moment

In 2020, the European Union spent big and agreed on a common vaccine strategy to survive the pandemic. Today, French President Emmanuel Macron believes EU cash and a common plan to arm Kyiv is what is needed to keep Russia at bay. 

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Joseph de Weck
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The Netflix President

If Emmanuel Macron’s party botches the European elections in June, the French president will lose control of his three remaining years in office. Thus, he is doing what he does best: putting on a big show.

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Joseph de Weck
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Why Low Unemployment Is Causing Big Problems for Europe

Even during the current economic downturn, unemployment rates are still relatively low in France and Germany. But unemployment is no longer a good indicator of the health of Europe’s economy.

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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Macron’s Shaky Search for Balance and Peace in the Middle East

The French president is performing a balancing act between showing loyalty to Israel and attempting to revive the Palestinian cause. His efforts are in line with France’s traditional policy toward the region.

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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Why Macron Is Now Embracing EU and NATO Enlargement

Paris no longer sees EU enlargement as an obstacle, but as a catalyst for its “European sovereignty” agenda. It’s an uncertain bet, but there are two good arguments for why an EU that moves further east may pave the way for a “Europe puissance.”

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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Can Macron Save Germany’s Car Industry?

The EU’s history is closely intertwined with the fate of its automobile industry. As China’s electric vehicles take the continent by storm, Paris has put forward a balanced proposition for how to save European producers. But to really make it work, Berlin and others have to follow.

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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Macron’s Next Big EU Push

Six years after his famous Sorbonne speech, what should be Emmanuel Macron’s next big EU initiative? A case can be made for Macron continuing to push forward his “European sovereignty” paradigm. But would that entail that he is now getting serious on EU institutional reform?

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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Macron’s One Way Out of the Pension Crisis

The French president’s current troubles can be traced back to 2005, when the French rejected a Constitution for Europe only for Paris to then ratify the Lisbon Treaty two years later. A return to parliamentarism is the only solution.

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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Why It Matters to Celebrate an Empty Shell

This weekend France and Germany celebrate a treaty that was born in discord and remains the manifestation of their continued disagreements. Yet celebrating the Franco-German myth remains an imperative of realpolitik.

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Joseph de Weck
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No Zeitenwende in Paris

Germany is in the middle of a vibrant debate about its future foreign policy and to what extent to help Urkaine. In France, Macron decides alone. Strangely, two different political cultures produce the same policy results.

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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Scholz Needs to Stop Copying Macron

Why are Paris and Berlin currently so at odds with each other? The simple answer is: Scholz’ EU strategy is a copycat of Macron’s. But Europe can’t take two Macrons.

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Joseph de Weck
IPQ
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