Eric Bonse

is a political scientist and freelance journalist for, among others, taz / die tageszeitung (Berlin), Europolitics (Brüssels), Cicero (Berlin), Die Mitbestimmung (Düsseldorf), politik & kommunikation (Berlin), Das Parlament (Berlin), Luxemburger Wort (Luxemburg), Handelsjournal (Düsseldorf). He blogs at


Cover for: German Europe's ascendancy

German dominance of the European Union’s upper echelons has never been greater, writes Eric Bonse. All EU actors are, for now, the pawns of a “German Europe” that is stronger, and yet more vulnerable, than ever before.