Virtual Term Member Meeting: Weathering the Storm - The Future of German Foreign and Economic Policy
After sixteen years of coalitions led by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats, Germany elected a new coalition government in 2021 of Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats under the leadership of Olaf Scholz. Against a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine, this new government has faced a steep learning curve and has called for major shifts in German foreign, security, and energy policy. Our panelists discuss how Germany’s foreign policy is evolving post-Chancellor Scholz's Zeitenwende speech and if the government is effectively addressing rising energy costs and concerns about inflation and economic stagnation.
CFR's Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program is pleased to be hosting this event with the American Council on Germany's Young Leaders Program.
**This is a virtual meeting through Zoom. Log-in information and instructions on how to participate during the question and answer portion will be provided the evening before the event to those who register.