TTIP's primary aim is to make trade easier and as a result, to give an economic boost to the USA and Europe. Common standards in production would make manufacturing much cheaper but Europeans fear the loss of hard won workers' rights.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the war in Syria defies all logic. It is driven by cynical rivals who use short-term tactics without pursuing any long-term strategies, says DW’s Kersten Knipp.
Donald Trump's election as US president has been called "a nail in the coffin of the liberal world order." What can German Chancellor Angela Merkel do to make sure that coffin isn't buried?
The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
In 2016, Chinese investors took over more companies in Europe than in the previous four years combined, most of them in Germany. The trend did not continue in 2017 but that was not due to any tightening of Chinese belts.
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