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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel attend the cabinet meeting in Berlin (REUTERS/Axel Schmidt).


European foreign policy: In search of a German Galileo

March 17, 2015, Carlo Bastasin and Cesare Merlini

As Germany's economic clout has grown, so also has its influence in foreign and defense matters. But, write Carlo Bastasin and Cesare Merlini, Europe needs a new Galileo to show that Germany—for all its centrality, laudable principles, and economic strength—is rotating around Europe, and not the reverse.

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