Notizen Weekly for September 9, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations.

Business and Economics

Germany’s output growth slowed to a 15-month low (VOA News)

Germany warned Britain against negotiating free trade deals with non-EU member states before it quits the bloc (Business Times)

German Finance Minister Schäuble proposes fewer taxes, more spending in 2017 budget (DW)

German economy minister: TTIP has failed (DW)

New ranking of the biggest US firms and their operations in Germany (DW)

U.S. services sector activity hits a six and a half-year low (Reuters)

American Labor market momentum slows with 151,000 jobs added in August (WP)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Germany plans to invest millions at the Incirlik NATO airbase in Turkey (DW)

Italy and Germany signal tougher EU stance on migrants (BT)

Germany is preparing to train troops to be deployed within its borders for the first time since World War II (NBC News)

Germany tells Turkey ‘press freedom is non-negotiable’ (Reuters)

Obama Outlines Remaining Foreign-Policy Goals as He Leaves Asia Summit (WSJ)

Obama’s Asia foreign policy in six stories (WP)

Foreign Policy: What a contrast: Obama’s soft diplomacy, Trump’s brash style (U.S. News)

US to work with UN on tighter sanctions against North Korea (DW)

Poland requests US Patriot missile defense system (DW)

Society, Culture and Politics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted the need to better sell her government’s asylum policies to the German public (DW)

New Study: Germans are scared of criminals and have a pessimistic outlook on life (DW)

Nationalists overtake Merkel’s party in German state vote (WP)

Analysis of the local election in Germany: who lost votes to the right-wing AFD (DW)

Chancellor Merkel is still against an upper limit for refugee intake (DW)

The effects of the German state election for Europe (WSJ)

Thousands of Kurds in Germany rally against Turkey (DW)

Fact checking the migration ‘crisis’ in the US (LA Daily News)

Opinion: Obama makes right move nominating Muslim judge (DW)

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’ (NYT)

Why do white men love Donald Trump so much? (WP)


“Reconciliation in Europe and in East Asia: How Countries Face a Past of War” will be held September 13 at AICGS.

“White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr: Challenges, Choices, Consequences” will be held at the German Marshall Fund on September 21 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

“Integrating Migrants into the Workforce” on October 7 will be held from 8:30 to 2:30 at SEIU.