After the German (non-)Election: How might Berlin shape Brexit and the EU?


TIME:  12:00-13:00, 1st November 2017

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Hans Kundnani
Senior Transatlantic Fellow in the Europe Programme German Marshall Fund

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Angela Merkel is said to be trying to assemble a new coalition in light of her reduced standing in the country, a consequence of the federal elections last month. Insofar as the Social Democrats have ruled out another “Grand Coalition”, the next government will likely include the Free Democrats and the Greens. Some have argued that the inclusion of the former might lead to a different German perspective on European integration, as well as a softer German approach to the United Kingdom as it leaves the European Union. The question arises: is this correct? Will Germany change track once the new government takes shape in Berlin? Or will it remain on its current rigid course?

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Hans Kundnani, the Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a renowned “Kanzleramtologist”. Hans will argue that there will be little change under the new government, regardless of who Mrs. Merkel’s new junior coalition partners are.

Hans KundnaniHans Kundnani is Senior Transatlantic Fellow in the Europe Programme, based in the Washington, DC office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He works on a mixture of internal European economic and institutional issues (in particular the British question), Europe’s role in the world, and on the link between the internal and external dimensions. He also focuses on relations between Europe and Asia through a transatlantic perspective. Previously, he was the Research Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations in London.


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