Over the last two decades, Berlin’s influence on the international stage has grown significantly with many turning to Germany as a stable leader in an uncertain world. Amid a continuing global pandemic, growing tensions over vaccine supply as the UK’s divorce from the EU settles and a new US administration setting its own foreign policy agenda, Germany’s role in international relations is as pivotal as ever.
Sebastian Groth, director for Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office, outlines Berlin’s foreign policy priorities and the challenges of planning in an uncertain policy context. What are the country’s visions for the future of the EU? How does Germany balance economic interests with its democratic values? Will Germany’s cooperative stance on China and Russia be an obstacle to relations with the new US administration? How can Berlin and London work together to advance shared values and interests? And what might Germany’s foreign policy look like after Angela Merkel?
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