The European Commission has made its decision; a plug developed by the German company Mennekes will be the common standard for charging electrified vehicles across the European Union. Made in Germany introduces the company and its winning product.
Reaction to the attack on Frank Magnitz, a Bundestag member for the far-right Alternative for Germany, reveals just how polarized the country has become. The AfD has received a clear boost from the media hoopla.
The West seems to be amazed by China’s rapid rise and innovative capacity. For China, however, the past 200 years were an an anomaly. DW’s Frank Sieren says it’s time to throw the old cliches overboard.
With NATO rattled amid pressure from Donald Trump, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen made an appeal for the alliance in a New York Times op-ed. She described NATO as an "emotional bond" between the US and Europe.
Beijing and Berlin have signed agreements to boost cooperation in the banking and insurance sectors. A trade spat with the US has left China looking for other trade partners.
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