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Dieter Kempf, head of the influential industrial lobby BDI, tells Handelsblatt trans-Atlantic trade talks aren't dead just yet, even with Donald Trump in the White House.
Jun 19, 2017 in
Companies & Markets
A new dawn looks likely for Franco-German relations – and European unity. At first glance, there are many issues the two countries agree on. But a closer look shows there’s also plenty of negotiating to do.
Jun 16, 2017 in
When France and Germany get together, the EU moves forward. If Emmanuel Macron gets his way in parliamentary elections this weekend, it could signal the dawn of a new European era – but only if the Germans are willing.
Christian Lindner, in a Handelsblatt interview, says the Germany economy is artificially inflated and warns that Chancellor Merkel's conservatives are too complacent.
Jun 14, 2017 in
Sigmar Gabriel slams a concerted move by Arab states to sever ties with Qatar and accuses the US president of exacerbating Middle Eastern tensions in an interview with Handelsblatt.
Jun 06, 2017 in
The US president is in the process of upending the Western world's system of values.
May 29, 2017 in
Hopes fade that France, Germany, Italy and the UK can use the G7 leaders‘ meeting to forge a joint position in support of free trade and climate protection.
May 26, 2017 in
The competition between Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz is like the tale of the tortoise and the hare. The chancellor has long crossed the finishing line, while her SPD challenger struggles to get there.
May 16, 2017 in
Tax revenues have reached another record high. With September's elections looming, all parties are beginning to demand the government ease the tax burden on Germany's middle classes.
May 11, 2017 in
Ahead of this summer’s G20 summit in Germany, over 2,500 business leaders are gathering in Berlin in support of free trade and climate protection.
May 02, 2017 in
Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble is notoriously tight fisted, and has presented the country with balanced budgets three years in a row. That is why it's time ordinary Germans had some tax relief, the author argues.
Apr 21, 2017 in
The new SPD leader, Martin Schulz, has to take the fight to Chancellor Angela Merkel if he wants to have a hope of winning in September.
Mar 31, 2017 in
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has telephoned Chinese President Xi Jinping to coordinate policy ahead of her first visit to Washington under the Trump administration later this week, Handelsblatt has learned.
Mar 16, 2017 in
With a population of three million ethnic Turks, Germany has found itself caught in the crossfire of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's attacks on liberal western Europe. They're destabilizing and Germany needs to fight back.
Mar 15, 2017 in
Chancellor candidate Martin Schulz wants to return to the SPD’s roots but that is no way to prepare for the challenges Germany is facing.
Mar 07, 2017 in