Some representatives from the German economy are shocked. Others are taking it in their stride and looking to continue a successful trading partnership with the US.
German politicians and business leaders have welcomed the agreement that Jean-Claude Juncker made with Donald Trump. But some wonder whether the US president will stick to his word.
At a Qatar investment conference in Berlin, Germany is hoping for energy investment, while an economic blockade has propelled the small Gulf state to shop for other partners beyond its neighbors.
Britain's finance minister has suggested that the UK might be forced to "change its economic model" if it were shut out of the EU market. German politicians took the threat with a mixture of derision and consternation.
The financial world has heralded the Senate tax cut vote. But as the Trump administration embarks on the biggest tax reform in the US in 30 years, some accuse it of ignoring systemic economic risk.
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