Germany's central bank profits were down last year as the debt crisis weighed. Revenues have had to be set aside to cover potential euro zone sovereign bond liabilities.
The International Monetary Fund criticized Trump's tariffs plans and warned of their negative impact. The IMF also said by 2020 US economic growth will dip to lower levels than the White House predicts.
China is "one of the most restrictive economies in the world," concluded a recent survey by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. The chamber's president tells DW about European firms' challenges in doing business there.
The EU has criticized Venezuela's election as nontransparent and undemocratic, and said it's discussing "appropriate measures." Without a precise plan of action, could a hard-line approach risk inflaming the crisis?
Germany's environment ministry wants to halve CO2 emissions levels for new vehicles by 2030 - more than the EU's goal. The auto sector is already alarmed by a new EU exhaust test due in September.
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