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Weekly News Digest

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Each Tuesday, the ACG brings its members a compilation of timely analysis and opinion pieces on transatlantic issues. Articles are then posted to the website the following Friday. (January 24, 2020)

Davos by the Numbers: From Climate Change to Billionaires – Catherine Bosley and Jeremy Diamond, Bloomberg
WEF Gathering at Davos is no Longer so Elitist – Manuela Kasper-Claridge, Deutsche Welle
Die überraschenden Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen Greta und Trump – Malte Lehming, Der Tagesspiegel

The EU on the World Stage
Can Europe Be a Catalyst for Democratic Innovation? – Stephen Boucher, Carnegie Europe
Auf der Suche nach dem europäischen Volk – Daniel Steinvorth, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
The Observer View on the EU’s Weakness on the World Stage – The Guardian
Commission to Parliament: Let’s Calm Down on EU Makeover – Maia de la Baume, Politico

EU and Libya
Why Europe Is Finally Paying Attention to Libya – Steven Erlanger and Matina Stevis-Gridneff, The New York Times
A Glimmer of Hope for Old-School Diplomacy – Jens Thurau, Deutsche Welle
Große Ideen, kleine Schritte – Markus Becker and Peter Müller, Spiegel
Der Faktor Merkel – Daniel Brössler, Süddeutsche Zeitung
An Europas Gegenküste – Klaus-Deiter Frankenberger, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
After Berlin, the EU Needs to Translate Commitments on Libya into Actions – Tom Garofalo, Euractiv

German Party Politics
Immigrants Are Big Fans of Germany’s Anti-Immigrant Party – Philip Decker, Foreign Policy
Guttenberg hält nur Merz für kanzlertauglich – Welt
Söder hat die Veto-Macht – Robert Birnbaum, Der Tagesspiegel

Trump and Europe
Trump’s Growing European Base – Bruce Stokes, Foreign Policy
Now That Trump Has a Trade Deal with China, Some Europeans Fear He Will Focus His Trade Threats on Them – Rick Noack, The Washington Post
Anders als Trump behauptet, ist die EU ein fairer Handelspartner der USA – Gerald Ullrich, Handelsblatt

It’s Not Just British Leavers – the Rest of Europe Is Responsible for Brexit, Too – Eric Jozsef, The Guardian
Britain Voted for Independence, But It Has Achieved Isolation – Jeremy Shapiro, European Council on Foreign Relations