What Germany's Recent Elections Could Mean for Associations

Government Relations By: Alfons Westgeest, FASAE

With its strong economy, Germany is proving to be a leading policy and decision maker in Europe. And with the recent re-election of Chancellor Angela Merkel, European associations are taking note and watching to see if the country will maintain its influential role.

In September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party won a big victory in the German Bundestag—Germany's parliament—just five seats short of an absolute majority. A new coalition government is being formed. What does that mean for associations in Europe, in the United States, or even worldwide? ...