Jorn Fleck

  • Fleck Quoted in Newsweek on the Immigration Debate in Germany

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  • Brexit: One Failed Plan, Two Resignations, and Plenty of Uncertainty

    The illusion that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government had come up with something resembling a workable Brexit plan after months of uncertainty over the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) lasted little more than two days.

    On July 6, it appeared May had won support of her cabinet for some much-needed clarity on the British government’s Brexit approach. For a moment, even the most ardent Brexiteers seemed to fall in line with her softer Brexit plan. 

    By July 9, that hint of clarity had been blown away by a rebellion within her cabinet.

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  • Fleck Quoted in CNN Money on the Trade Fight Between Europe and the U.S.

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  • It’s Merkel’s Turn: Phase Two of Europe’s Tag Team Effort With Trump

    There seemed to be a plan behind French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visits to Washington this week: a carefully choreographed tag team effort to tame US President Donald J. Trump’s unilateralist impulses on tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal that cause serious friction in transatlantic relations.

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  • Full Speed Ahead to Brexit?

    Brexit may not be avoidable after all.

    The United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) announced on March 19 that they have agreed on a “large part” of an agreement that would result in Britain leaving the EU.

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  • What's the Deal?

    Atlantic Council analysts discuss agreement that could end political uncertainty in Germany

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on February 7 moved a step closer to forming a coalition government that would include her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD).

    But first, more than 460,000 members of the SPD will need to approve the coalition agreement in a postal ballot. The results will be announced on March 4.

    Approval of the deal would end more than four months of political wrangling that have followed an inconclusive election in September and keep Merkel at the helm for a fourth term as chancellor.

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