German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun the long process of forming a new coalition government. Merkel won the largest number of votes by far in Sunday’s election, but millions of Germans defected from the mainstream parties and supported the anti-Islamic, anti-immigration Alternative for Deutschland. For the first time since World War II, a far-right party will be […]
A strong economy bodes well for longstanding German leader.
Protectionist trade policies could make U.S. trade deals harder to come by.
President Trump’s tweet Tuesday about the U.S.’s “massive” trade deficit with Germany got us wondering about just how big that deficit is, and why we’re buying all those German goods. First, the size of the deficit: The U.S. buys about $65 billion more from Germany than Germany buys from the U.S. One thing that tells […]
It’s tradition for any new French president make a pilgrimage to Germany. Given the particular power of Angela Merkel, the defeat of an anti-EU French candidate and French winner Macron’s interest in more European economic integration, the meeting will be more closely watched than usual. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
The German chancellor will likely have a lot weighing on her mind as she meets POTUS for the first time.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has spent weeks preparing for her meeting with Donald Trump.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is probably the happiest man in Europe today after the anti-Muslim and anti-European Union candidate Geert Wilders did worse than expected in elections yesterday. Trans-Atlantic economic attention now turns to Washington visits this week by two European leaders, both of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump. Irish Prime […]
This week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making her first visit to the White House since President Donald Trump took office. It comes after both world leaders leveled heavy criticisms against each other on many things, including policies on trade and immigration. What’s at stake? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.