Computers and the Internet have become indispensable tools for companies and government authorities. Meanwhile online crime is also growing, however. We talk to digital entrepreneur Christian Baudis about the opportunities and risks of digitization.
Digitalization is spurring on Germany's switch to renewables and away from nuclear. Power-generating homes, smart grids and new forms of clean energy storage are enabling Germans to go even greener.
The German economy believes it is a pioneer in such topics as Industry 4.0 and the internet of things. But during the yearly "digital summit", experts disagree with the German government on the success of digitalization.
Eager to take over the EU Council's rotating presidency, Estonia has said it can help bridge divides among EU members. A digital pioneer, the Baltic nation has much to contribute to the bloc's cyberdefense.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is struggling to duck her Mexican visit's symbolism, south of Donald Trump's planned border wall. She has discussed trade and digital rules. DW's Michaela Küfner is with the chancellor.
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