A wall with Mexico, Brexit, down with free trade! More and more countries are trying to 'protect' domestic economies. But what does ‘protectionism’ really mean? And suppose one protective measure is followed by many others?
The EU and Mexico have agreed "in principle" to update their 18-year-old trade deal. The move sends a message to the US after President Donald Trump announced a series of protectionist trade measures.
Donald Trump may not always be aware of the consequences of what he says and does. But the debate he has triggered with his comments on free and fair trade could be helpful to bring about change, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
A new study by the Bertelsmann Foundation has shown that many Germans are concerned about the long-term impact of globalization. Many feel that the domestic economy needs better protection from foreign competitors.
In roughly a week from now, higher US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are to come into force. Will the European Union manage to be exempted from the duties? DW's Sabine Kinkartz reports from Berlin.
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