Since moving into the White House almost 18 months ago, the U.S. president has been as abrasive with some of America’s most trusted allies as he has been warm toward traditional adversaries like North Korea and Russia.
Unlikely to back away from the nationalistic policies that have frustrated and unnerved allies.
Also tacking protectionism and investing in educating girls and women in crisis settings.
Governments scramble to save billions of dollars in trade after US re-imposes sanctions.
Meanwhile Canadian, European, Indian leaders champion free trade.
Merkel pushes for US president to be isolated as the only holdout on Paris Accord.
To host G20, seeking as broad an agreement as possible on the advantages of open markets, free and fair world trade.
G7 environment ministers pledge the Paris climate accord is the “irreversible” global tool to address climate change.
Says despite current changes in the US, the trans-Atlantic partnership is of overriding importance for Europeans.
She made a wider plea for sticking to a multilateral approach in complicated times.
Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is unpopular among many Germans.
New government will have to manage exit from nuclear power
A reduction in debt need over the medium term.