- September 27, 2021
This year’s German federal election marks a turning point in German domestic and foreign politics. Over the past 16 years, Angela Merkel exerted a fundamental influence on international and transatlantic relations. In her foreign policy, Merkel consistently sought to strengthen international cooperation within the framework of the EU, NATO and the transatlantic relationship. In times of political uncertainty/instability, whether due to the financial crisis, Brexit, the migration crisis or a turbulent Trump presidency, Merkel provided a constancy. Looking ahead, what does the international stage expect from a new German chancellor? If and how will the transatlantic and international relationship change? Just one day after the Bundestagswahl, Aspen Germany is hosting a virtual press luncheon on Monday, September 27, 2021. Four to five journalists reporting for Germany, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Greece will comment and discuss the outcome of the 2021 German federal election. The press luncheon aims to review the potential coalitions as well as the chancellorship and their possible effects on international and transatlantic cooperation. We are delighted to welcome the following speakers: Melissa Eddy, The New York Times; Cécile Boutelet, Le Monde; Tom Nuttal, The Economist; Jasper von Altenbockum, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The 60-minute discussion will be broadcasted live via Zoom and recorded to be uploaded on YouTube. Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner will moderate the virtual panel. Our audience will have the chance to ask questions. Please note that this discussion will be conducted in English.