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Germany's Merkel meets Trump amid tense ties

Germany's Merkel meets Trump amid tense ties”

"Most important is that she succeeds in making clear that differences of opinion can be spoken on the basis of partnership, but not out of confrontation", Juergen Hardt told DPA news agency. The implications: maybe Trump shared those values and maybe he didn't. Both leaders are expected to hold a press conference and a working lunch at the White House. Merkel can mostly negotiate on this point from a position of strength-given Germany's record on promoting renewables-but one pressure point may be her lobbying of US regulators to relax environmental standards for German diesel cars. Merkel has been a leading critic of Trump's effort to ban travelers temporarily from seven Muslim-majority nations, a list that has since been pared back to six. Also, the two leaders are expected to discuss Germany's level of defence spending for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.

Thorsten Benner, co-founder and director of the Global Public Policy Institute. According to administration officials, Mr Trump is keen to hear Dr Merkel's views on what it is like to deal with the Russians and how to resolve the Ukraine conflict.

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Angela Merkel will try to head off any attempt by President Trump to penalise German imports when she travels to Washington tomorrow. Formerly worked with the German Council on Foreign Relations.

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During his presidential campaign, Trump criticized Merkel over Germany's refugee policies. "The characterization is fanciful".

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