Merkel on EU reform: a decryption

On 3 June, the German chancellor finally gave her long-awaited answer to the proposals of the French president to reform the European Union (EU) – or at least that is how the chancellery wants the interview given to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung to be seen. The interview spans a wide range of issues.

In this text, Dr. Nicole Koenig, Lucas Guttenberg and Lucas Rasche, research fellows at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, focus on the three main policy areas that will be discussed at the June European Council meeting: the reform of the euro area, the future of asylum and migration policy, and the next steps in foreign and security policy.