This project examines the role of Germany in the EU in the context of the Ukraine crisis in the years 2013/2014. To do this, two hypotheses are tested: (a) Germany’s progressive role during the Ukraine crisis is due to Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s background and her leader style. (b) Germany’s progressive role during the Ukraine Crisis is due to its strong economic position in the EU. These will be analysed and discussed to answer the main problem area of the project: How did Germany influence the foreign policy of the EU during the Ukraine Crisis? The conclusion shows that both hypotheses play an essential role placing Germany as a great influential power during the Ukraine crisis. Germany has had a strong economy the past decade, a longstanding oil trade agreement with Russia and built a powerful export market in the EU. This made it possible for Germany to take leadership during the Eurozone crisis when the collective EU failed. Through this, combined with its credible, authoritarian and diplomatic leader who has great interest in international partnerships, Germany expanded its role in global politics and gained influence in the Ukraine crisis.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||22 jan. 2016|
|Vejledere||Gorm Rye Olsen|
- Tyskland, EU, Ukraine krisen, gældskrisen, Merkel, økonomi