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


Trump sets NAFTA goals: dilute pact’s force, weaken regional bonds (Wall Street Journal)

EU bid for gas talks with Moscow falters (Reuters)

European fintechs licensing to become simpler (Handelsblatt)

Bitcoin reaches new milestone by smashing past $5,000 mark (Bloomberg)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Germany rejects creating European intelligence agency (Politico)

U.S. withdraws from UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel bias’ (Al Jazeera)

Merkel agrees to 200,000 refugees cap in bid to build coalition (The Guardian)

Overcoming Germany’s climate gap (Handelsblatt)

Fearing Trump torpedo, Europe scrambles to save Iran deal (Reuters)

Society, Culture & Politics

German foreign policy experts warn against anti-Americanism (New York Times)

Frankfurt Bookfair: Macron and Merkel appeal to cultural diversity (Deutsche Welle)

German-language winners of the Nobel Prize in literature (Deutsche Welle)

How “regularising” undocumented immigrants brings benefits (The Economist)