Berlin’s unilateral embargo frustrates France and Britain and endangers future cooperation on defense programs.
Die Botschaft von München lautet: Wir wissen auch nicht weiter. 600 Sicherheitsexperten rätseln über die untergehende Welt von gestern und übersehen die Welt von morgen.
Die Aufkündigung des INF-Vertrags durch Russland und die USA alarmiert den Friedensaktivisten und Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.
Global business executives have grown much more cautious on prospects as uncertainties mount.
By inflicting secondary sanctions on smaller European companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, the US could seriously undermine the controversial project. After all, it worked with Iran.
While other EU countries keep shipping, Berlin clarifies even weapons sales already approved are prohibited until the facts of the regime critic’s death are known.
Weighed down by bureaucratic hurdles, Europe’s largest economy lost four places and ranks 24th — just above Azerbaijan — in a World Bank rating on the ease of doing business.
The country will have to get better at embracing disruptive ideas if it wants to retain its global lead as an innovative nation, writes Handelsblatt’s Torsten Riecke.
Governments excluding constituents from decision-making, populist polarization and leaders wary of the fourth estate are all chipping away at democracies the world over.
Since 1954, German soccer has mirrored and tracked the state of Germany as a whole. And right now, that is cause for worry, Handelsblatt’s senior international correspondent muses.