In recent years more and more investors from Asia have been snapping up German companies. Many of those firms faced bankruptcy. Now jobs have been saved. But foreign investment also has a downside, says DW reporter Lars Halter.
The German government plans to tighten rules on foreign investment in some companies by lowering the threshold at which it can consider blocking such plans. The move comes amid increasing concern about Chinese investors.
The German government has said it wants to be able to intervene earlier if a non-EU investor acquires 15 percent of a German company. Berlin has been wary of Chinese and US investors moving to take over key tech firms.
As Russia, the EU and China eye the Western Balkans, it may be that the old colonial power, Turkey, is best placed to play a key role in the region. And this perhaps because of, not despite, its economic problems.
In an exclusive interview President Macky Sall spoke with DW about Senegal's partnership with Germany. He bridled at the thought that his country could be seen as anything less than 100 percent democratic.
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