The German chancellor Angela Merkel has tried to play down a possible trade war between Europe and China. During a visit by premier Li Keqiang, Merkel said the EU and China should resolve their differences at the negotiating table.
With President Donald Trump shifting the priorities of the US's trade policy, are global players seeking more influence in the European Union? DW analyzed the lobbying efforts of non-EU players in Brussels.
Germany's industrial giants have been reluctant to invest in the costly production of electric car battery cells until now. Will a €1 billion government grant be enough to recover time lost to China and South Korea?
The IMF has cut its global economic forecast for 2018 and 2019, citing above all rising import tariffs between the US and China. A fall in trade volumes and manufacturing orders could hit Germany particularly hard.
Never before have the US midterm elections attracted so much interest abroad. Many in the EU hope that the vote will weaken US President Donald Trump. However, observers say, that could prove dangerous internationally.
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