About Ulrike Guérot

Ulrike Guérot is Senior Associate for Germany at the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE). She previously worked as head of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), head of the European Union unit at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and as senior transatlantic fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF). She blogs for the ECFR here.

Articles by Ulrike Guérot

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Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali is Associate Editor for openDemocracy's Arab Awakening page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

For a European Republic

Today we have to move away from the idea of a United States of Europe, to think of the EU as a republic, as the European res publica, and to put citizens and civil society back into the centre stage that they have abandoned.

Europe’s unfinished democracy

Old Europe is disaggregating. The new Europe, which has long been a reality in the mind of many European citizens, is waiting for its constitution, one that will effectively take us into the future.

A new German government: but what about that new German politics for Europe?

After months of campaigning, leading to an election, followed by weeks of negotiation, the German Social Democrats and Merkel's CDU/CSU have finally agreed to form a grand coalition. But can this coalition hold? And how will it affect Europe?

The German election: what Europe expects - and what Germany will not do

Europeans expect a lot from Germany. But that doesn't necessarily mean European matters will have an impact on the upcoming German election.

Britain's European catharsis

Like Greece, Spain and Germany before, Britain now faces a cathartic moment when she needs to decide what price it is worth paying to stay in the European Union. Coolheaded rationality must prevail over emotion in the debate that is about to begin. 

Why Poland is the new France for Germany

Has Poland replaced France as Germany's most trusted European partner?

Towards Europia? Germany and the euro crisis

Europe is in the crucial weeks of its epic crisis. The judgment by Germany's constitutional court returns authority to politicians in shaping a solution to the eurozone's troubles. But at a deeper level the contest for Europe's future is also about its social model, cultural resources and democratic capacity, says Ulrike Guerot.

Germany: the beleaguered European island

Many outward economic indicators still tell a story of German success. Inside, there are many signs of a troubled country lacking a strategic vision for itself and for Europe. The eurozone financial crisis highlights this vacuum - but the heart of the problem is political, says Ulrike Guérot.

Germany goes global: farewell, Europe

The great engine both of Europe’s economic strength and its political unity is falling out of love with its creation. The challenge to the continent is profound, says Ulrike Guérot.

Germany, Greece, and Europe’s future

The European Union has been split by the crisis over Greece’s debt. The lesson is that Germany needs to resume its place at the heart of the European project, says Ulrike Guérot.

Germany and Europe: 1989, 2009...2029

The Berlin wall’s collapse symbolised Germany’s place at the heart of European and world politics. Twenty years on the chessboard is shaking again, says Ulrike Guérot.
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