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Poland revives German war reparations demand

Eight years after the end of the Second World War, Poland renounced its claim to reparations from Germany. But its parliament is ignoring that and is once again calling on Berlin to pay up. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 07-11-2016

Bavaria to welcome Trump if elected

If Donald Trump wins the US presidential election this week, Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer would welcome the Republican candidate, warning that Germany cannot “behave like it is the whole world’s headmaster”. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 15-09-2016

Stiglitz: The ‘easiest way would be for Germany to leave Europe’

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, has blasted Germany's austerity measures and the management of the eurozone. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Luxembourg foreign minister wants Hungary out of EU

Luxembourg's foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, has called for Hungary to be thrown out of the European Union. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 09-09-2016

Schulz: Will he stay or will he go?

Martin Schulz is supposed to give up the European Parliament presidency in January, under an agreement brokered between the two biggest political groups. But a change of plans is afoot. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Turkey repeals airbase ban on visits by German politicians

Germany's lawmakers will once again be able to visit troops stationed at an airbase in Turkey, after Ankara softened its stance against Berlin. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 08-09-2016

Austria threatens non-compliant Hungary with legal action

Austria has threatened Hungary with legal action if the Central European country does not start abiding by EU refugee laws. Budapest remains unmoved. EURACTIV Germany reports.

German army starts training refugees

Germany’s defence minister and employment agency, with the help of the country’s armed forces, are trialling a new strategy for getting young refugees onto the labour market. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Transport 31-08-2016

Dieselgate: Former Commissioner on the defensive

Former European Commissioner Günter Verheugen has claimed that there was no evidence of emissions test manipulation up to 2010, as he moved to defend himself against accusations of collusion with the car industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 19-07-2016

SPD chief backs Schulz’s quest to stay in office

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) wants his party colleague Martin Schulz to continue in his role as a European Parliament president, contrary to a previous informal agreement. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Brexit 13-07-2016

Merkel ‘looking forward’ to meeting new PM May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) does not want to put incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May under any undue pressure when it comes to Brexit. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2016

New €50 note will not end forgeries, says German police chief

The chairman of the German police union, Rainer Wendt, has warned that the new €50 note will not be completely safe from forgers. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 20-04-2016

Germany tells Belgium to take two nuclear reactors offline

Germany has called upon the Belgian government to take two of its nuclear reactors temporarily offline, as there are "open safety concerns", according to its environment minister. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 19-04-2016

Berlin set to insist on home-grown ECB president

CSU politicians want the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB) to be German, as Berlin grows increasingly exasperated with the bank's policies. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 04-03-2016

Bundesbank unsure about phasing out €500 notes

Germany's central bank has cast doubt on what impact abolishing the €500 note would have on money laundering and the financing of terrorism. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 15-02-2016

More doubts over Greece’s Schengen-future

Greece should be excluded from Schengen if no solution is found to the refugee dilemma soon, said the Christian Democratic Union's (CDU) economic council.

German minister asks for half a billion to create jobs for refugees

Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles has called for €450 million to help integrate refugees into the labour market. EURACTIV Germany reports.

‘Anti-Merkel’ plan proposed by party chairwoman

Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's Vice-Chairwoman, Julia Klöckner, has called for border centres, and a daily cap on refugee numbers. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

Germany accepted twice as many refugees as Visegrad group

Last year, Eastern European member states admitted less than half the number of refugees than Germany took in, despite the 11 countries having a combined population that eclipses that of the Bundesrepublik. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 20-01-2016

Further setback for Germany’s planned coal phase out

Germany's Minister for Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, remains cautious on the subject of the country's planned phase-out of coal, receiving backing from his SPD colleagues. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel’s ‘open door policy’ under serious threat

As Germany continues to grapple wth the refugee crisis, Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has urged countries of origin to take back rejected asylum seekers, or have their development aid cut. Other senior figures have called for a limit on numbers to be introduced. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Energy 15-01-2016

Berlin seeks to spark e-mobility with €5,000 incentive

The German government has floated the idea of providing incentives for people to buy electric cars. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel has proposed the initiative so that companies warm to the idea of buying electric car fleets. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Berlin warns of Paris-style attacks in Germany

According to German media, the goverment has warned that attacks such as those carried out in Paris could happen in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.

No evidence that Germans were singled out in Istanbul bombing

Berlin has found no evidence to suggest that the Istanbul bombing targeted Germans. Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière will visit the site today (13 January) to see the situation first-hand. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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