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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. (July 12, 2019)

Von der Leyen as EU President
Spitzenkandidaten Poker – Josef Janning, European Center on Foreign Relations
„Das ist ein Grund, die Regierung zu verlassen“ – Spiegel
Ursula von der Leyen: In Her Own Words – Zia Weisse, Politico
A German Paradox – Bettina Vestring, Berlin Policy Journal
Von Lügen und Fehleinschätzungen – Daniel Brössler, Matthias Kolb, Stefan Kornelius, and Alexander Mühlauer, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Sozialdemokraten wollen von der Leyen erst anhören – Süddeutsche Zeitung
SPD-Chefin Dreyer lässt Zustimmung zu von der Leyen offen – Zeit Online

Transatlantic Alliances?
Europe Alone – Alina Polyakova and Benjamin Haddad, Foreign Affairs
United States of Europe Could Spell the End of the Western Alliance – Con Couglin, The National
Can Ursula von der Leyen Save the Transatlantic Relationship? – Judy Dempsey, The Washington Post
The Burden of Friendship: Germany, Trump and NATO – Marcus Colla, The Interpreter

State of the EU
Europeans Have a Lot to Say. Brussels Needs to Listen. – Nick Inman, Politico
Die große Machtfrage – Daniel Brössler, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Das Parlament als Demokratie in Reinkultur? Eine Illusion! – Gerd Appenzeller, Der Tagesspiegel

Europe and Iran 
How Instex, Europe’s Trade Channel with Iran, Will Work – Deborah Amos, NPR
Europa muss auf den Regimewechsel hoffen – Malte Lehming, Der Tagesspiegel
EU besorgt über Urananreicherung im Iran – Zeit Online
What Can Europe Do About Iran? – Audrey Wilson, Foreign Policy

The German Economy
Markets Drive Germany’s Exit from Coal Much Harder Than Merkel – William Wilkes and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg
Germany Faces Pressure to Spend as Economic Risks Grow in Europe – Angeline Benoit, Caroline Connan, and Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg
For Europe, There’s an Upside to Germany’s Slowdown – Tom Fairless and Paul Hannon, The Wall Street Journal
“Germany’s Finance Sector Cannot Become Green Without a Political Plan” – Benjamin Wehrmann, Clean Energy Wire

EU Immigration Policy
Europe’s Treatment of Migrants Is Shameful – Mathieu von Rohr, Spiegel
Europas Dilemma – Daniel Deckers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung