The number of visits to German museums fell by 2.2 percent in 2016 from the previous year, with museums focused on art and cultural history bearing the brunt of the decline, according to the German Museums Association.
A senior member of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) said her party would start talks next week with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a governing coalition, a move that could end a political impasse in Europe’s largest economy.
Germany’s private sector shifted into an even higher gear in November as factories churned out goods at the fastest pace in nearly seven years, a survey showed, suggesting Europe’s biggest economy is firing on all cylinders.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared failure in her bid to form a new government, throwing the future of Europe’s longest-serving leader into doubt and potentially pointing the world’s fourth-biggest economy toward new elections. The euro fell.
German industrial orders bounced back in August, rising more than expected on strong foreign demand, data showed on Friday, suggesting that factories will contribute to overall growth in Europe's largest economy in coming months.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is riding high in the polls ahead of September elections, having recovered from a slump in popularity after her 2015 decision to open Germany's doors to nearly a million refugees.