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

Geoeconomics

“We’re engaged”: Alaska gets Chinese backing for natural gas project (Reuters)

A proposal for the Eurozone: Franco-German bonds (Politico)

Carmakers will face watered down EU targets to cut CO2 emissions (Handelsblatt)

Every country is a tax haven (The Atlantic)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Will Trump and Xi “solve” North Korea? (Politico)

Coalition talks hit critical juncture on climate, firms call on government to ditch coal (Handelsblatt)

7 takeaways from Election Day 2017 (NPR)

EU warns UK it has less than a month to make concessions (The Guardian)

Society, Culture & Politics

What’s missing from the national discussion on the opioid epidemic (The New Yorker)

EU’s migrant fingerprinting system Eurodac under review (DW)

Controversial anti-war monument on show in Berlin (DW)

Why the push to ban “bump stocks” has slowed (The New York Times)