More than ever, the German public's distaste for military intervention abroad is shaping policy.
Despite all the rhetoric, don't expect any real changes in Berlin's foreign and security policy, says John Hulsman. Germany is not willing to make the necessary investment and its EU partners are not ready to share.
The new German government wants a more engaged and higher-profile foreign policy. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, addressing parliament, told lawmakers that more German involvement was needed.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appealed to the UK to remain in the European Union, regardless of progress on the EU treaty change sought by Britain's Conservative-led government.
As John Kerry visits Germany, bilateral relations are in a "real crisis" due to the NSA scandal, Sudha David-Wilp from the German Marshall Fund tells DW. But Europe needs to do its bit to boost data security, she says.
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