The coronavirus crisis has affected the countries of the Weimar Triangle to varying degrees. Bilateral relations between Germany and Poland as well as Germany and France have been strongly influenced by border closures, which have led to tensions between the countries. Although Franco-German relations seem to be gaining momentum after years of relative gridlock, the lack of Franco-Polish cooperation as well as common initiatives led to the complete invisibility of the Weimar Triangle. At this point, new ways of thinking are urgently needed if the Triangle is to fulfil its raison d’être.
Lukasz Jurczyszyn and Nele Katharina Wissmann: In search of a common spirit: the countries of the Weimar Triangle in the Covid-19 crisis
(Acting European? The European Union and the Weimar Triangle in the Coronavirus Crisis, N° 5)