Germans spent nearly €2 billion on fairly traded products in 2020; only slightly less than a year earlier. But there was one notable exception to the trend.
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Despite the global health and economic crises, total military spending went up in 2020, Swedish research institute SIPRI has reported. Almost two-thirds of spending came from just five countries.
Europe's biggest economy contracted by 1.8% in the first three months of this year compared with the previous quarter. The coronavirus pandemic has been a major factor slowing growth.
The head of the EU's crime-fighting agency says perpetrators are spending more time online due to the various lockdowns across Europe. Catherine de Bolle called the development "an ongoing danger."
From Sunday, those who are fully immunized against COVID-19 are exempt from many restrictions in Germany. The WHO has warned that a variant spreading in India may be dodging vaccine protection. Follow DW for the latest.
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