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,
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.