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

Business and Economics

Germany Said to Seek Early U.K. Brexit Pledge to Pay Its EU Bill (Bloomberg)

Trump is wrong to criticise Germany over trade – he should look closer to home (The Guardian)

German firms report Brexit will ‘seriously damage’ business with UK (DW)

German banks could soon see more mergers: ECB member (CNBC)

German Power Spat With Denmark Holds Up Single Market Trade (Bloomberg)

Ivanka Trump to attend women’s economic summit in Berlin (Washington Post)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Brexit deal with ‘cut-off date’ for free movement would be vetoed by MEPs (The Guardian)

Turkey ‘spied’ on pro-Gulen opponents in Germany (BBC)

Germany didn’t receive NATO invoice from Trump: government (Politico)

Merkel’s Re-Election Chances Just Grew (US News)

Reports: Germany involved in deadly Syria airstrike (DW)

Society, Culture and Politics

Facebook and Twitter Could Face Fines in Germany Over Hate Speech Posts (NY Times)

Study: Asylum seekers’ chances of staying in Germany vary dramatically by state (DW)

Refugee language programs ‘wasteful,’ say German auditors (DW)

European Scientists, Officials Warn Against US Climate Plan (US News)