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The German Election: A Verdict on Europe?

24 September 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


Thomas Kielinger OBE, London Correspondent, Die Welt
David Marsh, Co-Founder, German-British Forum
Dr Constanze Stelzenmueller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House



German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party gained an overwhelming number of votes in Germany's federal election. Much of the election campaign was about domestic issues, but with many contentious European reforms put on hold until after the election, many observers see the vote as crucial to the future direction of EU policy. Two days after the federal election, the panel will discuss the outcome and its implications for Germany and Europe.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception at 19:00.

This event is held in association with the British-German Association.