“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.
German energy giants E.ON and RWE have announced they are planning a major asset swap involving RWE subsidiary Innogy. The move is part of an ongoing major restructuring of the country's energy market.
An Iranian intelligence agency spied on German politician Reinhold Robbe for months. In an interview with DW, Robbe says he is convinced that the extent of Iranian espionage in Germany is greater than previously known.
The protests in Iran are entering their second week. With the regime also organizing demonstrations, the situation is confusing. But DW's Matthias von Hein says calls for regime change are counterproductive.
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.
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