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 Welder symbolizes the development of production in the manufacturing sector; source: istockphoto.com/Tony Tremblay

Gabriel meets with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

Minister Gabriel and Prime Minister Trudeau both welcomed the fact that Canada and the EU are working towards a signing of CETA next month. more

Workers in a work symbolize new manufacturing orders; source: Monty Rakusen/cultura/Corbis

Development of new manufacturing orders in July

New manufacturing orders rose between June and July by 0.2% in price, calendar and seasonally adjusted terms. Positive stimuli in July came mainly from the eurozone. more

renewable energy; source: istockphoto.com/Sjoerd van der Wal

Important consensus on energy package reached with European Commission

Minister Gabriel declared: "I greatly welcome the fact that it has proved possible in very intensive but constructive discussions with Commissioner Vestager to achieve a political understanding on three central pieces of energy legislation and their compatibility under state aid rules: the funding of combined heat and power generation, the Electricity Market Act and the 2017 Renewable Energy Sources Act." more

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"Energy security at different levels"

With seven 'penta states', twelve 'electrical neighbours', and all 28 EU Member States having joined the 'Energy Union', European cooperation on energy is proceeding well and at different levels. Read more about this in the latest edition of our newsletter "Energiewende direkt". Follow the link to the newsletter

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Gleicke in U.S.: venture capital for eastern German start-ups

Iris Gleicke is supporting eleven young eastern German firms presenting their business ideas to U.S. investors at TechCrunch Disrupt.

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TTIP Advisory Group discusses state of play in CETA and TTIP

The tenth session of the TTIP Advisory Group focused on the latest developments in CETA and TTIP, and also discussed investment protection.