Federal Republic of Germany
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Europe After Merkel
In the 30 years since its reunification, Germany has driven the European Union forward. Through the bloc’s growth in size and influence, and in the face of economic and humanitarian crises, Germany has assumed a leadership role – especially since Angela Merkel’s chancellorship in 2005. As Merkel now prepares to leave the stage, who will lead the defense of liberal, democratic values at a time when the EU faces a number of serious tests? Join the Council and a panel of experts on the 31st anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall for a conversation on Germany and Europe’s uncertain future.