Focus: Elections in Germany 2013 The 18th elections for the German Bundestag will take place on September 22nd of this year. On this page Experts will discuss the elections and their result. Video: Miriam Meckel on the outcome of the federal election in Germany (25 September 2013, in German) What does the outcome of the federal election in Germany mean for the upcoming legislative session? Professor Miriam Meckel on Angela Merkel's Triumph, the crash of the FDP and honesty during the campaign. A video interview. Comment: Stalemete within the Eurozone (16 September 2013) Don’t expect this election to be followed a shift in German policies towards the Eurozone. What Germany wants for the Eurozone the deficit countries reject and visa versa. A comment by Simon J. Evenett. Video: German elections 2013 – Social media usage during election campaigns (12 September 2013, in German) Prof. Dr. Miriam Meckel talks about social media usage during the German elections 2013, social media fundraising campaigns and the fear of losing a good reputation. Video: German elections 2013 – A review of the German society (9 September 2013, in German) Prof. Dr. Franz Schultheis talks about Germany: its economic achievements, its social conflicts and the downside of its success story. Comment: Election with European Resonance (2 September 2013) How does German politics affect Europe? Because of its leading role in the Eurozone, Germany’s electoral campaign cannot ignore the mounting peripheral discontent. A comment by HSG Professor Daniele Caramani. Video: German Elections 2013 – Energy Policy (29 August 2013, in German) Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen in a video interview about the energy policy positions of the German parties, the cooperation between the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economy and a conceivable future "Department of Energy". Elections after the flood (21 August 2013) Schröder in wellingtons, Merkel in hiking boots: coping with political crises caused by natural disasters can tip the scales during elections. Michael M. Bechtel about floods as election workers. Video: Communications on the campaign trail (19 August 2013, in German) Professor Miriam Meckel in a video interview on the communication strategies of the German political parties in the election campaign, the dangers of "negative campaigning" and the Adenauer slogan "No Experiments." Democracy made in Germany (16 August 2013) If the German variety of democracy had to be expressed in a few words, one could say: young and pacifist, set in stone – and decidedly indirect. A comment by Professor Christoph Frei. Video: German Elections 2013 – Foreign policy (14 August 2013, in German) In our video interview, Prof. James W. Davis discusses the impact of the NSA affair on the German elections as well as the foreign policy positions of the different political parties. Video: German Elections 2013 – Challenges of the next legislative period (9 August 2013, part 2 of 2, in German) In the second part of our video interview German economy Professor Christoph M. Schmidt talks about the challenges of the next legislative period, the party's election programms and Germany's role in Europe. Video: Germany and the euro crisis (5 August 2013, part 1 of 2, in German) The member of the German Council of Economic Experts Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Schmidt on the work of the Council, Germany's role in the Euro crisis and on how to stabilise the Euro in the long run. This interview was conducted in the course of the 43rd St.Gallen Symposium.