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Current Media Appearances

German coalition talks and Europe

Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin, considers the German coalition talks "disappointing" from a European perspective, he told the German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" on 16 November. What Europe needs now is room for manouver to find compromises with Germany's European partners. more

Op-ed by Franco-German economist group on EMU reforms

After the German elections, a group of French and German economists, among them Prof. Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Delors Institut in Berlin, are calling for a reform of the European Monetary Union. France and Germany should join forces in strengthening the common currency by focussing both on more market discipline and risk sharing. more

Three scenarios for the future of the banking union

How stable are Europe’s banks nearly eight years after the beginning of the euro crisis and what could the development of the banking union look like? In this article for Makronom, Philipp Ständer assesses the resilience of the European banking union and presents three possible scenarios for the future of the banking union. more

The Franco-German Ministerial Council

Looking back at the Franco-German Ministerial Council on 13 July, Nicole Koenig and Ronja Kempin (SWP) draw a mixed conclusion in an op-ed forTagesspiegel Causa. While a number of common defense initiatives has been launched, the two countries remain partly at odds on monetary, economic and migration issues. If Merkel and Macron want to create a real European momentum, they will have to pursue Franco-German projects with more vigour in the future. more

“Saving is a German fetish, but we need to invest”

In a interview with Spiegel Online, Henrik Enderlein claims, that Germany and Europe need an active investment strategy. Facing its demographic challenges, Germany has two possibilities: Either it reacts with harsh cuts in infrastructure and education or it comes up with a forward-looking investment plan, that could bring more sustainable growth. more