The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center is pleased to invite you to a virtual event “Election Roundup: Reactions from Europe and Beyond” on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. ET / 14:30hrs to 15:15hrs CEST.

Germans flocked to the polls on Sunday, September 26 to pick new political leadership and, ultimately, a new chancellor for Germany at a crucial time for the West. These elections mark a special significance as Angela Merkel steps down as chancellor after sixteen years of leading the country. Any successor government will play a key role in shaping the future of not just Germany, but the European Union and the transatlantic relationship as well.

After a tight campaign and even closer election, all eyes on both sides of the Atlantic are focused on Germany and the coming coalition negotiations between Germany’s leading political parties.

Join the Europe Center for another conversation in the #GermanyVotes: The Superwahljahr Series,  analyzing the election outcome, evaluating the coalition possibilities, and discussing the differing  perspectives of several European capitals on the future of Germany’s political landscape.

This discussion will take place on Zoom and will be broadcast on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register using the button above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to watch the event.


Tyson Barker, Head, Technology and Global Affairs Program, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Noah Barkin, Managing Editor, China Practice, Rhodium Group

Michał Baranowski, Director, Warsaw Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Daniel Fried, Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

Georgina Wright, Head of Europe Program, Institut Montaigne

In conversation with

Rachel Rizzo, Director of Programs, Truman National Security Project, and

Jörn Fleck, Deputy Director, Europe Center, Atlantic Council

The Europe Center promotes leadership, strategies and analysis to ensure a strong, ambitious and forward-looking transatlantic relationship.