Minister of Economy Robert Habeck stated that the economic situation in Germany is exceptionally challenging during the presentation of the significantly lowered new government forecast for growth this year. The German government has adjusted its projection for economic growth in 2024 downward, from 1.3% to 0.2%.
MUNICH - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday evening he had had many important meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, including with UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron and London's special Western Balkans envoy Stuart Peach, EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn and representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The German government has approved the deployment of armed forces in a European Union naval mission in the Red Sea to protect merchant ships from attacks by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia, a government spokesperson said on Friday.
Greece, France and Italy are among the countries that will participate in the mission, named Aspides, meaning protector.
Furious farmers opposed to German government plans to cut tax breaks for agriculture used tractors to block roads across the country on Monday in an escalating dispute.
The coordinated nationwide demonstration targeted motorway access ramps in particular, snarling traffic, and followed a smaller ill-tempered demonstration in Berlin last month.
Kyiv accused Moscow of a rocket attack on Koprivnitsky, formerly Kirovgrad, in central Ukraine, in which, they claim, one person was killed and eight were wounded.
Moscow, on the other hand, announced that Ukraine carried out an attack on a Russian military unit near Yevpatoria in Crimea.
Air strike against Ukrainian positions
Europe's efforts to boost arms production and help Ukraine to fend off Russia's invasion are facing an unexpected obstacle in a German local government.
The city council in Troisdorf, which has a population close to 80,000, has for the time being blocked plans put forward by a major arms company to expand production locally.