Germany's economy has entered a recession.

The country's gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2023, 

following a 0.5% contraction at the end of 2022.  

This marks the first time Germany has been in a recession since 2020. 

There are a number of factors that have contributed to Germany's economic slowdown. 

The war in Ukraine has led to higher energy prices, which have in turn pushed up inflation. 

Inflation in Germany is currently at a record high of 7.9%. 

The war has also disrupted supply chains, which has made it 

more difficult for businesses to get the goods and services they need. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is also still having an impact on the German economy.