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.
Denmark is the most digital nation in the European Union, says a report testing accessibility, competence and use of the Internet around the bloc. Of 28 member states, Germany came in 10th place.
Angela Merkel has said she hopes Russia does not have plans set on Moldova, during talks with the Romanian president in Berlin. Klaus Iohannis asked for Berlin's support for Romanians to travel freely within the EU.
Support for the TTIP free trade agreement with the US is waning further among Germany's Social Democrats. That's a growing problem for Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who's also SPD party chief.
The EU and the US are negotiating their proposed free trade agreement behind closed doors. Third countries, for instance in Africa, have no say in these talks, although the deal could have a far-reaching impact on them.
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