Criticism of the Germans’ massive trade surplus has reached new heights. But the obsession with saving also reflects deeply rooted cultural traits.
Sandbox Interactive earned millions before the game it was founded to develop even launched. Founder Stefan Wiezorek says he has no interest in attracting investors.
The nomination of the still-influential former chancellor to the board of Russian state oil company Rosneft is posing a problem for his Social Democratic Party during Germany’s election campaign.
Europe has survived multiple challenges in recent years, but there are many more unsolved problems now pushing to the foreground, warns Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group.
The EU must defend itself against US sanctions against Russia because it represents an unacceptable, extraterritorial expansion of American legislative reach, argues a former CDU politician.
A powerful narrative says that Germans abhor inflation because they are still traumatized by the hyperinflation of the 1920s. The true story is more interesting.
Germans and Russians share a long history of attraction and repulsion, fear and embrace, conflict and harmony. That endlessly complicates their relations today.
Outside, violent protests. Inside, Angela Merkel struggled for compromise in climate and trade talks pitting US President Donald Trump against virtually every other G20 member.
Germany will remain the economic power center of Europe, but the next government should go beyond just managing a recovery, according to a forecast by Handelsblatt's Research Institute.
Just before the G20 meet in Hamburg, China's sherpa, Li Baodong, outlines his vision. He does not mention Donald Trump by name. But America's protectionist and unilateralist president leaps out as the antipode between the lines.