In 2018, despite the prompting of President Macron, the EU missed a crucial window for reform. Can it heal its fractures to create a new European republic?
Germany’s the lonely chancellor is under siege at home and abroad. How much longer can she keep her tormentors at bay?
The country should be a paradise, yet many of its young mope around without prospects or have moved to Europe’s north in search of opportunities.
It needs to seek a balance: neither forgetting its past, nor succumbing to it.
The populists are not defeated and the EU is still fractured, but tentative optimism is taking hold.
Where German pragmatism and prosperity were once best served by a closer relationship with London, now they depend on the cohesion of the single market.