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


Tax rivalry: For Europe, more pros than cons from Trump’s bill (Handelsblatt)

Europe’s banks are stronger than they were, but not strong enough (The Economist)

Cryptocurrencies: Wall Street banks push back on launch of bitcoin futures (Financial Times)

Japan and EU reach free trade deal (Deutsche Welle)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing long time U.S. policy (Reuters)

U.K., EU reach deal on Brexit divorce terms (Wall Street Journal)

Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia (Reuters)

SPD votes to enter grand coalition talks with Angela Merkel (Deutsche Welle)

Society, Culture & Politics

The new language of European populism (Foreign Affairs)

Socialism, capitalism seen in new light by young Americans (Wall Street Journal)

A century on, Finland has learned to tame the Russian bear (Financial Times)