Vintage fittings are all the rage these days in new buildings. Houses in France are being stripped of their fireplaces and wood paneling, and a chunk of their heritage along with them.
The German and French economy ministers have set out a 14-point manifesto for a European industrial policy fit for the 21st century. After it blocked the Alstom-Siemens tie-up, the EU faced stern criticism.
We are in the midst of a new nuclear arms race — that much is clear from this year's Munich Security Conference. There is also growing doubt over whether the US can guarantee Europe's security. Who will fill the gap?
The defense ministers of France and Germany have declared that their plan to produce a new joint fighter can now begin. The project is part of an ambitious new defense strategy.
The global liberal order is fragmenting, but who can fit the pieces together again? That's the question posed by the report, released as a curtain-raiser for this week's Munich Security Conference.
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