Germany and the EU

On Start the Week Andrew Marr looks at Germany's role in Europe. Katinka Barysch argues that despite the crisis, support for EU integration still dominates, and that unlike Britain, the ability to compromise is seen as a skill, not a weakness. Two British MPs, from left and right, Gisela Stuart and Douglas Carswell, remain sceptical about the EU, but German-born Stuart understands her birth country's emotional connection to it. Carswell argues that the digital revolution calls for smaller, not larger governments, and Karen Leeder believes that despite Germany's belief in the European project it still has not laid to rest the ghosts of unification.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 26 Nov 2012 21:30

Katinka Barysch

Katinka Barysch is deputy director of the Centre for European Reform in London.

 

Katinka Barysch

Gisela Stuart

Gisela Stuart is the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston.

 

Gisela Stuart

Douglas Carswell

Douglas Carswell is the Conservative MP for Clacton.

 

The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy is published by Biteback Publishing.

 

Douglas Carswell

Karen Leeder

Karen Leeder is Professor of Modern German Literature and Fellow and Tutor in German at New College, Oxford.

 

Spectres of the GDR: The Haunting of the Berlin Republic will be published next year.

 

Karen Leeder

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