Ohne Waffen natürlich. That means “make peace without weapons.” Or in this case without jobs?
After Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) recently announced that he will tighten rules on arms exports from Germany (the world’s third largest arms exporter) in the coming months, Germany’s defense industry lobby has fired back with the warning that “these companies are looking into shifting production abroad.”
The defense industry employs about 80,000 people in Germany.
It is unclear at the moment which weapon the Economy Minister will pull out now to make peace with next.
“Wenn mein Land bei mir nicht kauft und mir gleichzeitig sagt, du darfst nicht exportieren, dann halte ich das nicht lange durch.”