Dialogue with Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. Moderator was Matthias Naß, Die Zeit. Whether the European Union can handle the geopolitical challenges and the continued crisis phenomena depends very largely on the extent to which Germany is prepared to defer its national interests and reduce its dominance in Europe. What do the historical experiences of the 19th and 20th centuries mean for Germany and its role at the “centre of Europe” today? What opportunities does a “European Germany” offer in comparison to a “German Europe”?