Nail-biting over Rome’s budget; dealing with Saudi Arabia; and scared by Trump’s missile pull-out. Our Daily Briefing for October 22.
The country will have to get better at embracing disruptive ideas if it wants to retain its global lead as an innovative nation, writes Handelsblatt’s Torsten Riecke.
Two Handelsblatt writers debate the merits of an EU fund to support the jobless during a crisis, a proposal put forward by Germany’s Social Democrat finance minister but rejected by the ruling conservatives.
Across the world, strongmen and conspiracy theorists are ostentatiously thumbing their noses at truth. This is a threat to democracies.
Peter Altmaier nixes Olaf Scholz’s idea for euro-zone reform; Siemens may lose a huge contract to GE; and German spies foil an attack by the Islamic State. Our Daily Briefing for October 18.
Innovation nation, who, us? Meanwhile, we’re busy mulling Moscow as a new BFF, and Berlin’s (unpopular) European idea. Here’s our daily briefing on October 17, 2018.
Whatever your politics, the downfall of the SPD is a loss to the political landscape. Sadly, it seems inevitable, writes a Handelsblatt correspondent.
It’s wrong to demonize Russia and its government. Economic cooperation and partnership — without avoiding criticism — are the way forward, writes a German state premier.
A setback for Opel’s comeback, while we're stuck with a Bavarian contrarian. There's more excitement at Venus, meanwhile. Here's our daily briefing on October 16, 2018.
If the EU is serious about making the euro a global currency, the trading bloc needs a single finance minister. This would be a bright response to Washington's economic warfare, writes a leading German economist.
Bavaria blasts Berlin; it’s so easy being Green; Merkel on the brink; and Berlin is #unteilbar. Our Daily Briefing for October 15.
The flip side of a rising Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a rising Green Party. The first stands for a closed Germany, the second for openness. But the Greens must change to live up to their new stature.
BMW takes a Beijing joyride, visas are for sale if you're rolling in it – and Germany is gearing up for the Bavarian election, and for Stormy Daniels. Watch this space. Our daily briefing on October 11.
Two historians sound the alarm on the Alternative for Germany, while otherwise, we're worried about a broken Brexit, and also about the book industry. Our daily briefing on October 10.
The Alternative for Germany, a party of the populist far-right, is spouting a spurious “ethno-socialism.” Its focus on patriotism and solidarity is a thinly-veiled bow to National Socialism.
The IPCC’s last alarm on climate change; Uebber quits Daimler; and Airbus does a Franco-German shuffle. Our Daily Briefing for Oct. 9.
If Angela Merkel’s current government fails, the Greens would be a popular partner for fresh coalition talks for any party other than the AfD, says Handelsblatt’s Silke Kersting.
The German government’s plan to tighten controls on foreign investment poses risks to Europe’s largest economy, warns economist Holger Görg.
In AI, the race is between America and China, and China may win. For the same reason, Germany is likely to lose.
Berlin can no longer afford to float ideas that have no practical consequences, and keep muddling through, writes a policy expert.
Germany was under the impression it had overcome its Cold War division, but differences between the east and west persist, writes the leader of the Green Party.
Insecurity is behind the European Union’s uncompromising stance in Brexit negotiations with the UK. For everyone’s sake, Brussels should soften its stance, a Handelsblatt correspondent writes.