BERLIN, July 10 Germany's weaker-than-usual
economic performance in spring and geopolitical uncertainties
are weighing on growth for now but there is no change in the
upward trend, the Economy Ministry said on Thursday.
"Once the current special circumstances fade, the pickup
should continue and the development on the labour market should
gather pace again," the ministry said in its monthly report.
Europe's largest economy started the year with record growth
due to a milder-than-usual winter, dampening growth in the
second quarter, but the ministry said sentiment indicators did
not point towards weaker output going forward.
(Reporting by Annika Breidthardt; Editing by Stephen Brown)