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


The E.U.-Japan Trade Deal: What’s in It and Why It Matters (New York Times)

Why Germany’s current-account surplus is bad for the world economy (The Economist)

Erste Festnahme im Dieselskandal (Der Spiegel)

Domestic and Foreign Policy

Merkel calls for greater investment in Africa ahead of G20 summit (Deutsche Welle)

Germany is not the new leader of the free world (The Economist)

China, Germany Step Up as U.S. Retires From World Leadership (Bloomberg)

NPD soll keine staatlichen Gelder mehr bekommen (Der Spiegel)

Deutschland will mehr Flüchtlinge aus Italien aufnehmen (Die Zeit)

Society Culture and Politics

For Russia, Trump-Putin Meeting Is a Sure Winner (New York Times)

De Blasio Makes Sudden Trip to Trump Protests at G-20 Summit (New York Times)

G20 in Hamburg: Police and protesters clash (Deutsche Welle)

Angela Merkel presents CDU election manifesto (Deutsche Welle)

The Free Democrats and Greens weigh the risks of a coalition with Angela Merkel (The Economist)