“It's not just about business. It's also about achieving change through business and close economic ties” says Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, after her recent trip to Iran.
After meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif, Sigmar Gabriel said Germany would resist any questioning of the deal. Zarif also commented on the US travel ban, but human rights issues went unmentioned.
With the European Commission deciding to take legal action against Poland for its efforts to take control of courts, DW takes a look at the decision-making process behind sanctions - and whether they're effective.
The German government has raised its growth outlook for 2017. It said strong domestic consumption would increase growth and bring down a much-criticised trade surplus logged by Europe's powerhouse for years on end.
Germany has claimed that its arms export policy is "responsible and restrictive" after a new export report shows a dip in sales. But one of the customers is Qatar, a country Donald Trump called a "funder of terrorism."
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