Germany is Turkey’s largest trading partner. So many in Turkey find Berlin’s opposition to EU membership for Ankara hard to stomach. But as the Turkish economy continues to prosper, many are asking who needs the EU.
For the last 10 years European Union has been trying to hammer out a trade deal with the ACP - the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states.
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states that have not ratified Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU will shortly lose their free EU market access. Namibia was one of the last to say it would sign up.
German discontent has threatened to derail a monumental trade deal between the European Union and Canada as dignitaries from both economies meet in Ottawa to celebrate the accord's finalization.
As Germany's Social Democrats meet to find a common line on TTIP, noted globalization scholar Saskia Sassen tells DW why we are witnessing a rise in trade agreements and who stands to benefit from them.
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