Sigmar Gabriel, the economy minister of Germany urged the government to put up more investments. He stressed out that there should be more schools to be put up, infrastructures such as road as well as in education. In his speech he asked to push more welfare handouts of the solid public finances.
At a time when anti-immigration groups in Germany are raising voices against the influx of immigrants in big numbers, the debate on whether immigrants would be a burden or beneficial on the economy remains vibrant.
Germany's defense industry lobby has warned that companies were looking into shifting production abroad in response to the country's restrictive arms export policy.