Migration tests the German Coalition

The German Government coalition is attacked from the right and extreme right on migration : the Bavarian CSU is threatened by the AfD in regional elections in the fall and toughens its position in advance at the Federal level. From my viewpoint, the migration has the potential to tear down not only government coalitions but…… Continue reading Migration tests the German Coalition

World Trade War : US duties on Chinese imports ?

Today, according to the previous schedule, the US should slap supra-taxes on Chinese imports worth $50bn. It remains to be seen if things are going according to the schedule, or new negotiations are in view. This should also be an opportunity to see more clearly through the intricacies of US trade policy, rather dazzling until…… Continue reading World Trade War : US duties on Chinese imports ?

Migration as a game-changer for Europe

Migration begins to influence the hard way the politics in Western Europe and risks tearing the EU apart. Horst Seehofer, from the Bavarian CSU and actually German Interior Minister, is actually closer to the hardliners from Austria and Italy, in full display of the German government’s fragility. During this time, a spat erupted between France and Italy,…… Continue reading Migration as a game-changer for Europe