State Power within European Integration
On the limits and context of Germany’s power in the Union
Josef Janning presents five theses on power in the European Union today. Germany is widely seen as calling the shots in the management of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, and maybe in the EU in general. While one state’s influence within the Union is complex and contextual, state power has clearly regained prominence in the European debate. How much power have member states retained, or perhaps even won, in the process of integration? What does power in the EU look like today?