How Merkel’s policies led Germany into dependency
The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops triggered a political and economic earthquake that plunged Europe into a massive crisis of energy and consciousness. In this book, Thomas Mayer explains why the cause for this can (also) be found in Angela Merkel’s economic and foreign policy.
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin have played key roles in shaping European-Russian relations. However, the war in Ukraine brought the period of rapprochement to an abrupt end. The consequences: an energy crisis and a shaken global economy. Economic policy expert Thomas Mayer tells the German-Russian story of Merkel and Putin, their socialization in the Soviet empire and their political careers—from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the war in Ukraine. He also shows how Merkel’s economic and foreign policy virtually paved the way for the current crisis.