The collapse of German coalition talks has diminished the prospects for a meaningful leap forward in European cooperation.
“Political uncertainty has crossed the Rhine,” said Jean Pisani-Ferry, an economist and academic who helped draft French President Emmanuel Macron’s election programme. “Europe has gotten used to having a strong German government with clear positions. That is something we may not have for some time.”
As reported by the Reuters news agency, Germany now faces months of polit...

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