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German ‘Mittelstand’ organisation calls for cool head on transatlantic relations

“Long nurtured relationships as between the United States and Germany never only rely on individual persons or sharp statements”, warned Mark Wansleben, head of the German business organization DIHK after the G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy on 26 & 27 May 2017.   The statements made to Handelsblatt, the leading German …

Germany: how minority groups have come to dominate the public debate on TTIP
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Germany: how minority groups have come to dominate the public debate on TTIP

Origin of the graph: Matthias Bauer, ECIPE.   Has Germany’s public debate on TTIP been hijacked by two minority political parties? At least some evidence is now emerging that the discussion on the transatlantic treaty has been distorted by a highly active network of ‘civil society’ groups gravitating around the …

Why Germany won’t likely reject CETA
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Why Germany won’t likely reject CETA

CETA currently stands good chances of adoption in the expected forthcoming national ratification process in Germany.   Germany’s political parties are preparing to grapple with the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – CETA – with Canada. The junior coalition governing party SPD is bracing for a showdown on CETA as its leadership …