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Solar Strife: EU Fires First Shot in Trade War with China

Solar Strife: EU Fires First Shot in Trade War with China

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2013

The European Commission on Tuesday announced it was imposing tariffs on Chinese solar panels in response to "price dumping." China has previously warned it would retaliate. The escalating trade war can only have one loser: Germany. By Christoph Pauly and Melanie Amann more... Comment ]

Angela Merkel on Europe: 'We Are All in the Same Boat'

Angela Merkel on Europe: 'We Are All in the Same Boat'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2013

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses Germany's power in the euro crisis and explains why the country exports weapons to authoritarian regimes like Saudi Arabia. more... Comment ]


Made in Germany: Berlin Under Fire for Tank Deal with Cairo

Made in Germany: Berlin Under Fire for Tank Deal with Cairo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

Berlin is once again in hot water over its arms export policy, having authorized the shipment of armored vehicles that were used to fatally crush peaceful demonstrators in Cairo. Tanks manufactured in Egypt under license by a German contractor have also ended up in war-torn countries. By Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

'Passed from War to War': Germany's Small Arms Exports Double

'Passed from War to War': Germany's Small Arms Exports Double

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

German machine guns and other small arms are more popular than they have been for years, with exports spiking dramatically despite "strict" trading standards, a media report said on Monday. more... Comment ]


Stagnation Stress: German Exporters Expect Bleak Future

Stagnation Stress: German Exporters Expect Bleak Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 23, 2013

Companies in Germany that rely on exports are becoming increasingly concerned about the future of the country's economy, according to a new industry survey. The downturn in optimism is yet another indication that Europe may be in for a period of extended stagnation. more... Comment ]

Looking Beyond Europe: German Firms Wary of Euro Zone

Looking Beyond Europe: German Firms Wary of Euro Zone

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2013

A new survey of small and medium-sized companies in Germany finds that they are losing interest in the euro zone. Instead, they are placing their bets on countries even further afield, especially fast-growing emerging economies. By David Böcking more...


Hope in the Euro Zone: Crisis-Hit Countries May Have Turned the Corner

Hope in the Euro Zone: Crisis-Hit Countries May Have Turned the Corner

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2012

The euro zone's crisis-hit countries are becoming more competitive, according to a new German study. Wage costs are down, and the countries are reducing their trade imbalances. Painful reforms appear to be slowly bearing fruit, and the euro zone might even return to growth next year. more... Comment ]

Erste Sitzung nach Sommerpause: Kabinett vereinfacht Exportrecht

Erste Sitzung nach Sommerpause: Kabinett vereinfacht Exportrecht

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 15, 2012

Ein neues Gesetz soll deutsche Firmen im europäischen Wettbewerb stärken und das 50 Jahre alte Exportrecht vereinfachen. Die Modernisierung wurde vom Kabinett beschlossen. Die Ausfuhr von Kriegswaffen wird dagegen nicht erleichtert. Die Grünen kritisierten den Entwurf dennoch. mehr... Forum ]


Arming the World for Peace: Merkel's Risky Weapons Exports

Arming the World for Peace: Merkel's Risky Weapons Exports

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 30, 2012

Drawing lessons from Afghanistan and Libya, German Chancellor Merkel has been making quiet changes to Berlin's arms exports policy. Instead of intervening in conflicts, she wants to help arm certain countries to provide stability in crisis regions. But if history is any guide, the plan could backfire. By Ulrike Demmer, Ralf Neukirch and Holger Stark more...

Weapons Exports: German Arms Firms Seek Cooperation with India

Weapons Exports: German Arms Firms Seek Cooperation with India

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2012

India is among the world's biggest buyers of weapons -- and the German defense industry wants in on the bonanza. Parliamentarians in Berlin, though, believe that companies are skirting export restrictions to do so -- and that Chancellor Merkel's government is simply looking the other way. By Hasnain Kazim in Islamabad more... Comment ]