- December 21, 2021
“Daring more progress”: This is the guiding principle for the three coalition partners of the new traffic light government. The SPD, the Greens, and the FDP want to modernize Germany in virtually all policy areas. This also applies to the international level and in particular to the transatlantic partnership with the United States. The new episode will address what we can expect from the new coalition in foreign and security policy and in economic and trade policy. Will Germany noticeably increase its commitment and responsibility in NATO, as urged by the United States and many European partners? Will the Federal Republic’s nuclear participation and, in this context, the Tornado succession remain a bone of contention for the new government? What can we expect in terms of concrete transatlantic cooperation from an ambitious climate and energy partnership? The EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TTC) has been a flagship transatlantic project in recent months. Yet, surprisingly, it does not appear in the coalition agreement. Why? Social and climate standards are of great international importance for various industrial branches, especially with regard to economic competition with China. When can we expect robust agreements or results in this area? And what can we expect from the new administration with regard to transatlantic free trade? Podcast hosts David Deißner, Atlantik-Brücke, and Stormy-Annika Mildner, Aspen Institute Germany, are joined by Gyde Jensen (MdB, FDP), deputy chair of the FDP parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Metin Hakverdi (MdB, SPD), member of the Budget Committee, and Dieter Janecek (MdB, The Greens), economic policy spokesman for his parliamentary group and head of the Economics Working Group.
“America’s Choice – Der USA-Podcast” is a German-language podcast on U.S. politics, co-produced by the Aspen Institute Germany and the Atlantik-Brücke. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms.