Let Down by the US Why Germany Needs Europe

After World War II, Europe helped Germany redefine its role on the international stage. Today, Berlin still needs Europe, but for different reasons. In today's world, countries can no longer afford to go it alone, but the US is more interested in China than in trans-Atlantic relations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a German-French meeting in Freiburg on Dec. 10: Germany needs Europe more than ever.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at a German-French meeting in Freiburg on Dec. 10: Germany needs Europe more than ever.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan