Hamburg's port is a gateway to the world - the city lives from free trade. Authorities here believe the only answer to the ongoing threat of trade tariffs from Washington is for the EU to take a united stand in support of free trade.
The creation of a new pan-African free trade zone is intended to pave the way for the world's largest interstate market. But there are still hurdles to be overcome, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is "cheerful and relaxed" ahead of a visit with Donald Trump to prevent a trade war with the US. He has arguments, but no offers. DW's Bernd Riegert reports.
The first round in trade negotiations between the EU and Australia has kicked off. As protectionism spreads, Canberra is keen to tie the 28-nation bloc into a deal that would open EU markets to its cheese, wine and meat.
French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May are interrupting their summer holidays for talks on Brexit. May is seeking European support for her plan on future UK relations with the EU.
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