Strong domestic sales and high employment are boosting German tax revenues. German exporters are also doing well.
Germany has approved fewer arms exports to Turkey in response to the continued imprisonment of German citizens. But opposition figures say the cuts aren't going far enough.
Germany exported significantly more goods in August than it imported as the country’s economy continues to show all the signs of powerful growth in the third quarter, easing fears about a strong euro impacting trade.
Germany will temporarily stop training Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq in the wake of the conflict between Baghdad and the Kurds. Germany has been a major partner of the peshmerga, providing them weapons and training.
The good news continues for Europe’s largest economy. The government has raised its growth forecast on the back of a more positive global outlook and as a result of strong domestic industrial and export figures.
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