Need to find solutions to enable free trade: Finance ministerDevdiscourse News Desk | Berlin | Updated: 15-05-2019 13:29 IST | Created: 15-05-2019 11:35 IST
Germany's return to economic growth in the first quarter is a "first ray of hope" following two quarters without expansion, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Reuters on Wednesday, but he added that this should be no reason to give the all-clear.
"The international trade disputes are still unresolved. We must do everything possible to find acceptable solutions that enable free trade," Altmaier said. Altmaier, a confidant of conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, repeated his call to help companies by cutting red tape and lower taxes.