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"In a Krautshell” – some intel and a thought – from the EU & Berlin Bubble for US public policy professionals

Get a feeling for what public affairs insiders in Berlin and Brussels are thinking, ready for your reading when you wake up.

Get a bit of solid intel with a bold spin that no newsletter-journalist would dare to give and

No matter whether that spin was dull or genius: Become inspired for your overseas affairs after reading Krautshell


Issue #131

Issue #131 Guten Morgen!  Summer is finally here! Brussels has had more sunny days in the past week than the entirety of last year, and what better way to welcome

Issue #130

Issue #130 Guten Morgen!  After last week’s slightly shorter version, we’re back in full force! This week, Mats reflects on his visit to the annual conference of Germany’s top industrialists

Issue #129

Issue #129 Guten Morgen!  It's been a supercrazy week over here (@Erste Lesung, not necessarily in Germany). But we didn't want to leave you completely empty-handed, so please enjoy this

Issue #128

Issue #128 Guten Morgen!  Olaf Scholz has been a bit of an enigma in his time as Chancellor, letting his Cabinet do much of the public-facing work. Therefore, as Scholz

Issue #127

Issue #127 Guten Morgen!  Rise and shine! This week, our wonderful guest contributor, Dr. Steven E. Sokol, President & CEO of the American Council on Germany, is back again to

Issue #126

Issue #126 Guten Morgen!  Although this officially is the 126th edition of the Krautshell, we are dubbing it the “Jonny-Goodbye-Tour edition”, which basically just means he got to do more


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