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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

Source: BMWi/Susanne Eriksson

Germany and the European Commission agree on an energy package

Following intensive discussions, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel and EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager have agreed on an energy package. Read more about this in the latest edition of our newsletter "Energiewende direkt". Follow the link to the newsletter

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Ministry launches "Electricity 2030" debate

The Ministry has opened a debate on the tasks of energy policy in the coming years. The "Electricity 2030" discussion paper outlines twelve long-term trends in the electricity sector.

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Minister Gabriel visiting Moscow

Federal Minister Gabriel intends to hold talks with several members of the Russian government on Russia's bilateral economic relations with Germany and with the European Union.