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.
Germany as a leading trading nation is suffering from the adverse effects of sanctions against Russia, the commerce lobby group DIHK has said. Exporters doing business with both Russia and the US are especially hit.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the US and the EU has so far kept its distance from the cultural sector. Five FAQs on TTIP and culture explain why.
A year after Croatia joined the European Union as its 28th member state, no one is celebrating. But that very sense of disillusionment might also be useful, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
The EU's discussion about expanding its sanctions against Russia is alarming parts of Germany's business community. Industry associations are expressing fears of a serious slump in the country's exports.
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