Germany: Climate activists glue themselves to Berlin streets
29 April 2023 | 1:43 pm
Last Generation climate protesters have caused widespread traffic disruption in the German capital. "We will no longer accept that the government has no plan to stop the destruction of our livelihoods," the group said.
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Germany's industrial output has dropped significantly, with the country's economy ministry warning that, amid a pessimistic outlook, there are no signs of light at the end of the tunnel.
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"A no is a no," said Friedrich Merz, chairman of the largest German opposition party CDU. He has pledged not to cooperate with the far-right AfD at any level.
The biggest increase is among men, but women are still very much in the majority in this sector. They have though seen their number of working hours go up.
A key German market research index has predicted a slight dip in consumer confidence for September. The figure has been hovering in unusually low territory for months now.
Europe's largest economy has flatlined recently, showing no signs of recovery from a winter recession. The International Monetary Fund has predicted Germany will be the only major advanced economy to shrink in 2023.
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