State Power within European Integration

On the limits and context of Germany’s power in the Union

14/05/2013 | by Josef Janning

DGAPkompakt 1, May 14, 2013, 9 pp.

Category: European Union, Europe, Germany

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?

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