Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns a deaf ear to a European Union warning to tone down his inflammatory rhetoric against its leaders, this time lashing out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a “terrorist supporter.”
Britain would be ‘naïve’ to expect generous trade deals when it quits the European Union, the German minister responsible for its financial center said, adding that Frankfurt would grab business from London.
Germany’s chancellery on Monday hit out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for likening a German ban on rallies by his ministers to “Nazi practices,” calling the comparison “absolutely unacceptable”.
The German Chancellery has described as “absolutely unacceptable” recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comparing German authorities to Nazis for banning Turkish officials from holding campaign events in Germany.
The Philippines-based ultra-violent Abu Sayyaf Takfiri terrorist group has decapitated a German hostage after a deadline for a ransom expired, drawing strong condemnation from Manila for the “barbaric beheading.”
France, Germany and Italy have asked the European Commission (EC) to rethink rules on foreign investment into the EU amid concerns that technological know-how is leaking abroad, the three countries said in a joint letter obtained by Reuters.
Germany expects solid growth at the start of 2017, driven by manufacturing and booming construction, but uncertainties over Brexit and US President Donald Trump’s trade policies clouded the outlook for its export-orientated economy.
A German parliamentary assembly will elect the country’s new president on Sunday, with a respected former foreign minister, who last year called Donald Trump one of the world’s “hate preachers,” the overwhelming favorite to win.