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

Business and Economics

Germany will soon have more refugees in work than out (The Local Germany)

Germany considers forcing Facebook to delete fake news (Politico)

Tech employees vow not to help Trump surveil Muslims, deport immigrants (Reuters)

China’s billionaire warns Trump curbs could cost thousands of jobs (China Daily USA)

Three jailed in Germany for huge beer smuggling operation into UK (The Local Germany)

 

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Russia, Brexit and Aleppo loom over year-end EU summit (DW)

Cybersecurity experts see grounds for worry in Trump’s Cabinet picks (CNBC)

Merkel says Germany will stick to One-China Policy (NYT)

Berlin tacitly welcomes asylum seekers from Turkey, prompting anger in Ankara (WSJ)

Mass deportation of rejected Afghan asylum seekers from Germany imminent (DW)

Germany risks missing its climate targets (DW)

 

Society, Culture and Politics

Opinion: Why Islam gets second-class status in Germany (NYT)

Long-shot bid to block Trump arrives at Electoral College Monday (Bloomberg)

After allegedly trying to suppress voting, Trump and his fans applaud lower black turnout (WSJ)

Rent-a-Jew project hopes to ward off anti-Semitism in Germany (DW)

Gulf state groups are ‘supporting Salafists in Germany’ (The Local Germany)

Pageant Silences Beauty Queen, a Critic of China, at U.S. Contest (NYT)

Germany arrests Turkish man suspected of spying for Turkey (Reuters)