Booming domestic demand in Germany is helping the national economy to weather the slowdown in foreign demand resulting from weaker growth in China.
Yet exports remain a pivotal factor in Europe's powerhouse, driven by an artificially low euro exchange rate. This page collates recent DW on Germany's and other nations' export figures.
The Spanish government has been forced to perform a dramatic U-turn on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Earlier this month, the Socialist administration of Pedro Sánchez had said it was cancelling the sale of 9-million-euros worth of laser-guided bombs to the Saudis, because of concerns about how the weapons would be used. Guy Hedgecoe reports from Madrid.