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

Business and Economics

New study shows: City dwellers in Germany are poorer than rural neighbors (DW)

Aixtron could revive Chinese takeover despite U.S. block (Reuters)

German government must compensate utilities for nuclear law, court rules (WSJ)

EU sues seven EU countries over VW scandal for not imposing penalties like the U.S. (DW)

China faces off against world on open global markets (WSJ)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Top member of Merkel’s CDU defended his proposal for Germany to deport sick refugees (The Local Germany)

German foreign minister: Uncertainty over U.S. position delays action on Ukraine peace deal (Reuters)

Germany sees increase in Russian propaganda through cyber attacks (Reuters)

Syria, Ukraine to dominate OSCE agenda in Hamburg (DW)

Germany launches €150 million aid package for returning immigrants (The Local Germany)

Trump says U.S.-China relationship must improve (Reuters)

Society, Culture and Politics

Angela Merkel calls for ban on full-face veils in Germany (NYT)

Germany’s top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons (Huffington Post)

Merkel’s CDU approves more conservative orientation (DW)

Germany among top European countries for education: PISA report (The Local Germany)

United States sack national soccer team coach, former Germany boss Jürgen Klinsmann (BBC)