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Lots of positives. The earnings data looks good. This Goldilocks period for the US looks set to continue. Even Germany has shown some signs of economic strength recently.
Trump's actions make German politicians of all stripes more committed to Europe. Mainstream German parties realize they need the EU more than ever.
I think we need to follow this issue. It is a perfect intersection of energy security, foreign policy and financial issues that are very important for Europe and the US.
Trump is not merely a loudmouth, making enemies of America's allies. He is trying to muscle out Vladimir Putin and his Nord Stream 2 pipeline so that US oil and gas companies can benefit.
As long as the EU remains vastly richer than countries in North and central Africa, there will be a flow of migrants to the EU. And Italy and Greece will get the lion's share of those migrants, fuelling anti-immigrant politics. With Eastern…
Why does the German immigration spat matter? It's not just about refugees. It's about German hegemony and European cohesion. This post explains.