Notizen Weekly for February 17

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

Business and Economics

Germany, Italy Grow Less Than Forecast Amid Global Uncertainties (Bloomberg)

EU clears German plan for electric vehicle charging network (Reuters)

Germany’s Worrying Squeeze (Bloomberg)

Germany committed to Greece bailout programme – Merkel spokesman (Reuters)

EU-Canada Trade Agreement Wins European Parliament Green Light (Bloomberg)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Germany picks anti-Trump president as trans-Atlantic bonds fray (Washington Post)

Germany rules out attack in Hamburg airport closure (Reuters)

‘Unbelievable Turmoil’: Trump’s First Month Leaves Washington Reeling (NY Times)

Trump defence chief Mattis hails Nato as ‘bedrock’ of co-operation (BBC)

U.S. believes Russia deployed new missile in treaty violation (Reuters)

World’s diplomats seeking reassurance from US at G20 meeting (Washington Post)

Society, Culture and Politics

German special assembly elects Frank-Walter Steinmeier as president (DW)

USTA apologizes for Nazi-era version of German anthem sung before Fed Cup match (Washington Post)

Germany’s right-wing AfD seeks to expel state leader over Holocaust remarks (DW)

Germany’s SPD unchanged in Forsa poll, lag Merkel’s conservatives (Reuters)