The German parliament is to vote on new regulations for organ donations, while data shows a slight drop in organ donors.
Among the trends presented at the Cologne furniture fair is also the concept of "smart" homes with digitally networked furniture.
Heiko Maas meets his Jordanian counterpart and warns Iran amid uncertainty over German troops in Iraq.
Female representation in management has been steadily rising in Germany since July 2015.
EU representatives discuss the Middle East crisis. Germany is represented by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
More than three-quarters of Germans went on at least one holiday last year. Germany's own tourism branch is also seeing growth.
Germany however, is still an attractive country for international migrants searching for work and study opportunities.
Despite the recent decline in Germany's exports, figures show that the country is recovering from a slump in its industrial production.
Germany's President has hosted around 70 distinguished citizens for a New Year's reception for their contribution to society.
A stretch of the German motorway is currently providing a test run for self-driving cars. This is led by the German Aerospace Center.
Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is trying to find a solution with all parties involved in the current Libyan conflict.