Obama and Merkel The Trans-Atlantic Frenemies

Barack Obama is only passing through Germany on his trip to Europe later this week and does not plan to hold substantial talks with Angela Merkel. The White House views the chancellor as difficult and Germany is increasingly being left out of the loop.
Von Gregor Peter Schmitz und Gabor Steingart
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a NATO meeting in April.

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a NATO meeting in April.

Foto: DPA
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a NATO meeting in April.

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a NATO meeting in April.

Foto: DPA