Fears about German instability are overblown. A transition to a post-Merkel Germany might not be bad news for Europe.
Thorsten Benner is director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin.
After Sunday’s election, it’s time to bury any illusions about Merkel’s supposed role as ‘the leader of the free world’.
The purpose of the German chancellor’s trip to Egypt and Tunisia is to help to reduce irregular migration into the EU.