Marcel Fratzscher wants an America that keeps its open borders, engages in free trade and believes in international democracy.
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.
Industry representatives have urged the German chancellor to discuss increased business ties with India during the meeting. Some business leaders are hoping Germany can close on a free trade deal 10 years in the making.
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.
Trump's decision to impose punitive tariffs presents a profound challenge to the global economy and forces every country to decide whether they want to come together and cooperate or go it alone, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
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