A peaceful revolution, the fall of the Berlin Wall, reunification: Deutsche Welle's special traces Germany's ongoing path to unity.
Inflation in the eurozone has rebounded somewhat, moving closer to positive territory. But the rise in consumer prices is still far from the level found best for monetary stability by the European Central Bank.
German utility RWE says it has already sold its Dea oil production subsidiary to a group headed by a Russian oligarch. Britain had expressed worries about the deal due to Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis.
More than 6,000 people have been killed since eastern Ukraine's separatist insurgency erupted last April, the UN says. The Geneva-based body warned the situation had "dramatically deteriorated" in recent months.