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Weekly update: Germany’s economy narrowly avoids falling into recession

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

By Tom Carson

Germany’s economy narrowly avoided falling into recession, by growing 0.1% in the third quarter.

Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Berlin will be the site of its first major European factory.It is thought that fears over Brexit influenced Musk’s decision not to base the factory in the UK. Will Tesla be successful in Germany? This Business Insider article is doubtful.

Bloomberg and the New York Times explain why, 30 years after reunification, Germany remains divided.

Authorities have detained an IS returnee that was deported by Turkey according to Martin Pallgen, a spokesman for the Berlin state Interior Ministry.

See below for the incredible moment that pedestrians first set foot on the new £450m Hochmosel Bridge. It marks the end of an eight-year construction period. Image taken from Der Spiegel.

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