Why Germany Didn't Join the Syria Strikes Trump's trade moves could send Germany into a recession, report warns Merkel's tougher Russia stance meets resistance in Germany Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island Merkel's Struggle to Gain Trump's Ear Leaves Berlin Sidelined

Why Germany Didn't Join the Syria Strikes

Chancellor Angela Merkel's line on the latest Syrian crisis is a smart compromise between domestic stability and loyalty to the U.S.

MENU About The Company Bloomberg London Homepage Markets Stocks Currencies Fixed Income ETFs Commodities Rates + Bonds Economics Magazine Benchmark Watchlist Economic Calendar Tech U.S. Merkel and other German government officials make it clear they're no friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that they don't want any part of a hot war with his country. Her position on Syria is one -- between domestic stability and the need to signal loyalty to the U.S.-led Western alliance.

Merkel's tone has hardened over the four years since Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, which led to Western nations imposing the sanctions on Moscow. Macron and Trump have a great relationship, the official added. And an adviser downplayed the idea that the U.S. had ever expected Germany to join in the strike on Syria, saying the U.S. was appreciative of its political support. You never know.” French President Emmanuel Macron, on the contrary, enjoys a positive relationship with Trump and is planning to visit the White House next week.

Trump's trade moves could send Germany into a recession, report warns

The risk of a recession in Europe's biggest economy rose significantly between March and April.

President Donald Trump may snort in agreement. That's not as self-contradictory as it might seem. It makes sense that the balance of the compromise is in favor of domestic issues. Trump’s concerns are hardly new — he directly confronted Germany on Twitter in May, for instance. But with extensive business and energy links to Russia, Germany has been traditionally cautious in its relations with Moscow - a view reflected on Monday by a close Merkel ally.

Have a confidential news tip? Some analysts suggest that a strong personal rapport is what underpins the alliance . Despite support from big powers Germany and, especially, France, that risks making it very hard to turn the idea into European law. The search for the source of the outbreak is ongoing. The German government, which relies on the institutes to calculate its own estimates, will update its growth forecast next week.

Merkel's tougher Russia stance meets resistance in Germany

By Markus Wacket and Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Europe minister called on Monday for a new policy of easing tensions with Russia, adding to a chorus of voices pressing Chancellor Angela Merkel to moderate her hardened stance towards the Kremlin. The conservative chancellor swung

It's a subtle abrogation of global leadership ambition in a situation where Germany cannot lead. Merkel is being criticized both from the right and from the left, anyway. When it comes to symbolic gestures, words are about as good as missiles. Germany is also on a  “Monitoring List” compiled by the U.S. The German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, a business lobby group, expressed concern about a new wave of U.S. sanctions.

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The criticism, however, is easy to deflect. Most Germans, and this German resident, are pleased their leader understands that.  This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners. In Germany’s case, international outrage over dampened growth prospects would probably be limited, however. Opinion in the coalition is not necessarily divided along party lines.

Merkel’s relationship with Trump hasn't been especially good. But Germany and France appear allied in opposition to Trump’s proposed trade tariffs, which are likely to come up in the president’s conversations with both European leaders. Apps Newsletters Reuters Plus Advertising Guidelines Cookies Terms of Use Privacy All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes. In the closely watched race, Debbie Lesko, a former state lawmaker, turned back a spirited challenge from a first-time Democratic candidate seeking to flip the seat from GOP hands.

Merkel's Struggle to Gain Trump's Ear Leaves Berlin Sidelined

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to engage President Donald Trump just got harder.

Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg View columnist. The strongest European economy has disproportionately benefited from the euro zone, in which it shares a common currency with many economically weaker nations. MENU About The Company Bloomberg London Homepage Markets Stocks Currencies Fixed Income ETFs Commodities Rates + Bonds Economics Magazine Benchmark Watchlist Economic Calendar Tech U.S. The personal dynamics matter more than ever as Trump has given the European Union a May 1 deadline to come up with proposals to avert the imposition of tariffs on aluminum and steel.

Trump has threatened to slap the European Union with tariffs on steel and aluminum unless Brussels offers a satisfactory proposal by May 1. See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays. © 2018 Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A woman carries her shopping bags in downtown Hamburg, Germany, January 25, 2018. The institutes had also initially estimated the economy would grow by 2.4 percent this year, the sources said.

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Trump is not the first U.S. leader to express concerns about Germany’s lucrative trade surplus and its parallel insistence on more austere budget policies. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to engage President Donald Trump just got harder. That common threat will be the focus of Macron’s trip to Berlin this week as he and Merkel coordinate a joint approach to Trump on trade, a French government official said.

In response, Macron will travel to Berlin this week so that he and Merkel can devise a joint position on trade. An apparent headless body that prompted a major police operation in southern Germany has turned out to be a doll. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo The forecast represents an increase of 0.2 percentage points from the IMF’s January projection. But they lowered that to 2.2 percent after weak economic data in the first quarter.

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During her upcoming trip to Washington, Chancellor Merkel could face backlash for Germany's failure to participate in the airstrikes on Syria.

Trump lavished praise on the U.K. and France at the weekend “for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military,” after they joined the U.S. in hitting Syrian targets. While the EU negotiates on trade matters, Germany’s main goal is to eliminate the deadline and start a broader trade discussion with the U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst Most experts, however, noted that it would have been politically impossible for Merkel to push Germany to get involved in the airstrikes.

Police in Baden-Wuerttemberg state say a passer-by spotted what appeared to be a clothed but headless corpse covered in blood lying by a stream in Remstal, near Stuttgart, late Monday. For 2019, the IMF expects a calendar-adjusted growth rate of 2.0 percent. German industrial orders fell in January and rose by 0.3 percent in February amid weak domestic demand. Yet the German chancellor passed on this opportunity.

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Germany's BDI industry association said on Monday it opposed new rules suggested by the European Commission to make digital companies pay more tax, saying this would create extra burdens and could worsen already-strained ties with the United States.

Merkel will push her point with Trump in Washington even though she realizes that her visit will be overshadowed by Macron’s. Still, the decision could cause Trump to lash out in his upcoming meeting with Merkel, who is due to visit Washington around April 27 . “What Trump thinks of Merkel and how he’ll react, who knows? It remains to be seen whether Merkel’s united front with Macron on trade policy can successfully sway Trump’s stance.

The upbeat assessment by the Washington-based IMF follows a string of weaker-than-expected economic data and sentiment surveys that suggested a muted start to 2018. Industrial output fell the most in more than two years in February, as industry lost some of its momentum in the face of the rising threat of protectionism. As ever, her considerations are primarily domestic. Compared with Germany, participants in Saturday's strikes barely accept any Syrian refugees.

Mistaken for a corpse, headless doll triggers major police op in Germany

Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now “Her coalition is new and fragile and not entirely stable. Choose a Membership That's Perfect for You! CWG gold medalist Sathish Sivalingam floored by Sivakarthikeyan’s humility. Last year, the German economy grew 2.2 percent which translated into a calendar-adjusted 2.5 percent. Adding to signs that the economy was losing steam, exports fell unexpectedly in February, posting their biggest monthly drop in two years and narrowing Germany’s trade surplus.

But I appreciate the refugee effort more, not just for humanitarian reasons but as an important integration experiment that no other country has dared attempt. Germany is considered Europe’s economic powerhouse, and its economic boom has lasted five years even as the rest of the continent has struggled. Burns Fellow and from London. State Visit Merkel’s cold shoulder contrasts with Trump’s attitude to French President Emmanuel Macron, whom he has invited to Washington next week for a state visit.

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The European Commission made the proposal for digital companies to pay more tax in March. Aaradhya’s note for dad Abhishek Bachchan will melt your heart. That was its strongest growth since 2011. Despite the weak data, economists and the government expect the economy to rebound in the spring. May backed Trump despite British public opinion's strong opposition  to the Syria strikes.

Unemployment is so low in Germany that companies have to routinely turn down orders because of a lack of workers, and the government recently celebrated a record tax revenue. Follow @rick_n The story must be told. Merkel’s team is still trying to finalize the chancellor’s visit to the White House later that same week. U.S.-German ties are not entirely frayed, however. People in the Pentagon and in Paris and London understand the context.

IMF, economic institutes raise their forecasts for German growth

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for German economic growth, predicting a healthy 2.5 percent expansion for Europe's biggest economy this year.

A single silver coin was first found in January by two amateur archaeologists, one of them a 13-year-old boy, in a field near the village of Schaprode. Germany’s leading economic institutes are also planning to raise their growth forecast later this week, two sources familiar with the deliberations told Reuters on Tuesday. Buoyant tax revenues, a record budget surplus, falling unemployment and low borrowing costs have fueled a consumer-led upswing in Germany.

Merkel is a grandmaster of compromise. But with its export-driven economy and large trade surplus, the country has repeatedly drawn the ire of Trump , who has lashed out at the European ally for allegedly exploiting the U.S. economy. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. The French did not hesitate for a moment in supporting the U.S., and Macron was superb, said the official. Mattis informed German Defense Minster Ursula von der Leyen of the Syrian action before it took place.

The European Parliament and all 28 member states need to back the tax reforms for them to become law. Schoen said he and 13-year-old Luca Malaschnitschenko were using metal detectors on the field near Schaprode when Luca found a little piece that he initially thought was only aluminum garbage. The institutes expect the German economy to expand 2.2 percent this year, up from previous estimates of 2.0 percent, the sources said.