U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have so far been unable to find personal chemistry in line with the close ties between their countries. At their first meeting in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump’s attempts to make light of U.S. wiretapping of European leaders fell flat, and he all-too-visibly failed to shake Ms. Merkel’s hand during a photo op. […]
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The GSU Singers’ modesty proved to be misplaced, as they bested 11 other choirs from around the world to win a biennial global competition in Marktoberdorf, a small Bavarian city in southern Germany.
No stores have been announced yet for Georgia, but the state perhaps has won a bigger prize in German grocery chain Lidl’s expansion into the United States: one of four regional headquarters and distribution centers.
The World Affairs Council’s Europe Day luncheon on May 12 began with a focus on Germany but its scope inevitably widened to consider the state of the European Union generally and then even the EU’s relations with the rest of the world. The panelists at the luncheon held at the Commerce Club downtown including Detlev […]
Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO Corp., has stepped down from his post as chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce South, which he has held since 2011, and has been replaced by Klaus Zellmer, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. Mr. Zellmer was elected last month as the chamber’s […]
As American soldiers were being maimed by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military was working feverishly on a solution. One problem: It wasted nearly a decade developing one that was available off the shelf in Israel, a staunch U.S. ally. “That’s just one anecdote of the kind of parochialism that’s been the case at the […]
Controversy is nothing new for the state of Alabama where this week its governor resigned surrounded by a sulfurous cloud of financial and personal scandals. Yet even this development pales in comparison to the state’s losing the contract for the U.S. Air Force tankers that Airbus/EADS had expected to win six years ago. But only […]
Duluth-based AGCO Corp. has tractor factories all over the world, from Europe to China and Mexico to Brazil, and many places in between. But it doesn’t have a manufacturing presence in a state that made its German leader feel welcome enough to establish a headquarters here — at least not yet. Martin Richenhagen, the company’s […]
The Atlanta focus of a German foundation is once again paying off for the city, as 12 apprentices from the country arrive this week to hone their skills while contributing to local companies. The German youngsters hosted by the Joachim Herz Foundation will receive two weeks of training at Georgia’s technical colleges before fanning out to manufacturers, logistics providers, universities and other firms around […]
Thirteen German aerospace suppliers are making a stop in Atlanta March 27-31 as they make their way across the South. They will present their products at a March 28 forum at the Delta Flight Museum. The delegation is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, which is aiming to help small and mid-sized […]