Notizen Weekly for September 23, 2016

A weekly round-up of news and happenings in German-American relations.

Business and Economics

German economic growth will slow in second half, ministry says (Reuters)

Volkswagen Shareholders Seek $9.2 Billion Over Diesel Scandal (NYT)

Merkel Wants Germany to Get Refugees Into Workforce Faster (NYT)

Germany Expects Fair Result in Deutsche Bank U.S. Mortgages Case (NYT)

Is the U.S. election killing the economy? (CNN)

U.S. job market firming; tight inventories constraining housing (Reuters)

More U.S. Consumers Than Ever Uncertain About the Economy (Bloomberg)

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Merkel accepts partial blame for Berlin defeat (DW)

Outrage over Angela Merkel’s migration policy is blamed for rising violence across Germany by her own government (Daily Mail)

The Latest: Germany Could Extend Border Checks Again (NYT)

German police: Detained refugee from Syria planned bomb attack (DW)

German Economy Minister wins key CETA confidence vote (DW)

German economy minister to discuss EU sanctions and Syria with Putin (Reuters)

German-British security officials pledge closer cooperation (WP)

Obama, Keen to Push Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Will Meet With Netanyahu (NYT)

Society, Culture and Politics

Criticism of German deportation practices (DW)

Federal report laments rising xenophobia in Germany (DW)

Germany: Small-town clash exposes tense mood toward migrants (WP)

Bavaria submits proposal for Germany-wide ban on face veils in the courtroom (DW)

Number of Illegal Immigrants in U.S. Holds Steady at 11 Million (WSJ)


“Integrating Migrants into the Workforce” on October 7 will be held from 8:30 to 2:30 at SEIU.