A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations

Business and Economics

Global markets are shaken, then stabilize, after Trump victory (NYT)

Volkswagen chairman under investigation in Germany (USA Today)

Poultry caged as bird flu spreads through Germany (The Local Germany)

Tesla buys Germany’s Grohmann Engineering to help ramp up electric car production (Reuters)

China hopes for US retreat after presidential election (WSJ)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Uncertainty over Donald Trump’s foreign policy risks global instability (NYT)

Merkel congratulates Trump as politicians express shock (DW)

Severe Taliban attack on German consulate in northern Afghanistan (ABC News)

Germany rejects Turkey’s assertion that Berlin backs militant groups (Reuters)

EU takes Germany to court over environmental standards (DW)

5 Islamic State suspects arrested in Germany (ABC News)

German government agrees on climate action plan: CO2 emissions cut up to 95 percent by 2050 (DW)

Society, Culture and Politics

The Berlin Wall fell 27 years ago on the day Europe wakes up to possible Trump Wall (Forbes)

German cabinet approves cyber security strategy (DW)

Merkel’s conservatives warn of Trump effect in Germany (Reuters)

Zuckerberg and Facebook face German probe over racist posts (Financial Times)

Next year’s German federal election will be the country’s first data-driven campaign (Spiegel Online Int’l)

Hamburg’s new Skyline: Elbphilharmonie opens next week (Spiegel Online Int’l)