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


Bavaria to Trump: Tariffs on cars will hurt US as much as Germany (Politico)

German grocer Lidl enters US market (Deutsche Welle)

A new paper rekindles a tiresome debate on immigration and wages (The Economist)

 Central bank raises rates, plans to shrink its $4.5T in assets (USA Today)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS (New York Times)

Die Kanone wird zur Standardwaffe (Die Zeit)

Opinion: Profit over aid – Merkel’s plan for Africa (Deutsche Welle)

Trump Set to Unveil New Cuba Policy after Promising to Reverse Obama’s “Bad Deal” (Washington Post)

Angela Merkel’s party secures coalition deals to govern two German states (Deutsche Welle)

Society, Culture & Politics

The Federal Constitutional Court stops a deportation to Greece (Pro Asyl)

Emmanuel Macron’s Party on Track to Claim Majority in France’s Parliament (New York Times)

Frauenrechtlerin gründet Moschee (Spiegel Online)

As Catholic Church Shifts, a Cardinal Welcomes Gays (New York Times)

Merkel and Schulz fight over who’s better European (Politico)