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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. (May 17, 2019)

Germany and the European Elections
Cohesion or Disintegration? Germany’s European Election Campaign – Josef Janning, European Council on Foreign Relations
Nehmt’s den Armen und gebt’s den Reichen – Jan Fleischhauer, Spiegel
Die schwierige Lage der CDU – Nikolas Busse, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The Next Juncker? Meet German MEP Hoping to Win Race for Top EU Job – Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian

Brexit and the EU
After Brexit, the EU Promised Change. How Did It Do? – Politico
How Will Brexit Affect European Elections Around the EU? – Jon Henley, The Guardian
Der Exit vom Brexit war von Anfang an Wunschdenken – Rainer Haubrich, Welt

European Union Skepticism 
What Are Europe’s Top Three Challenges? Not Brexit, Not Migration, Not Populism. – Tomas Valasek, Carnegie
Don’t Fear the Euroskeptics – Daniel Gros, Project Syndicate
Europa kriegt den Blues – Henrik Müller, Spiegel
Die EU ist derzeit so stark wie noch nie – Klaus Geiger, Welt
Europa hat die Klimawahl – Andreas Ross, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Euro-skeptics Have No Alternative to US Security and German Economic Dominance – Dr. Michael Ivanovitch, CNBC

U.S.-EU Relations 
“Die Menschen möchten, dass du echt bist” – Interview with Ambassador Richard Grenell, Ach Gut
Die EU muss mit den USA die Welthandelsordnung retten – Joachim Pfeiffer and Stefan Rouenhoff, Handelsblatt
EU Leaders Are Worried the U.S. and Iran Could Strat Conflict by “Accident” and May Snub Mike Pompeo – Cristina Maza, Newsweek
Außenminister Maas warnt USA vor Irankrieg – Zeit

70 Years of the German Constitution 
The Triumph of German Democracy – David Frum, The Atlantic
Grundgesetz und Europäische Union: Ein Land, zwei Anker – Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung