In The New York Times, Römmele discusses Germany's future political leadership and right-wing influence.
On Monday Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced she would step aside from her job as party leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union. The move came in the wake of public outrage over a voting scandal, in which CDU party members voted together with the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) to elect the new state premier of Thuringia.
New York Times reporter Katrin Bennhold writes that democracy in Germany is being tested. She spoke with Andrea Römmele, Dean of Executive Education and Professor of Communication in Politics and Civil Society, about what this means for both Germany and the EU.
“We desperately need vision, we need a grand strategy, we need leadership,” said Römmele. “But Germany is going to be busy with itself for the next year — it will be navel-gazing.”
“It’s dangerous,” she added.
Read the full story in the The New York Times.
Watch Römmele's interview on tagesschau (in German).
Read Römmele's commentary in Der Spiegel.