The government met a host of representatives from the world of business and employment as well as experts for an economics summit on Sunday, promising to keep the preservation of jobs a priority.
Despite all its denials, Germany is said to have been instrumental in helping the US military wage its war against Iraq – after a former American general thanked the secret service for its help.
Travelling by train in Germany became more expensive again on Sunday, with Deutsche Bahn announcing a 3.9 percent increase in ticket prices.
Czechs have turned old economic clichés around and are flooding into Bavaria – to go on cheap shopping sprees.
Germany wants further sanctions to be imposed against Iran, hitting the banking and transport sectors, according to Der Spiegel magazine on Sunday.
A neo-Nazi is thought to have stabbed Passau's police chief after he increased pressure against far-right groups this year, media reports said on Sunday.