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Elections 07-11-2017

German coalition talks: One step forward, two steps back

Successful coalition talks between the four involved German parties is far from a done deal, even as CDU/CSU leaders Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer are striking a confident tone.
Economy & Jobs 21-08-2017

EU prepares for busy trade talks agenda

TTIP is on ice, CETA will be provisionally applied from September and talks with Japan are nearly completed. But EU trade policy is far from done yet and a busy negotiating schedule lies ahead. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 08-05-2017

OSCE delays decision on monitoring German election

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will decide in July at the earliest if it will monitor Germany’s September elections, after the current government and the far-right AfD asked it to be involved. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 24-02-2017

Austria steps up legal case against Eurofighter

Austria may broaden its legal proceedings against Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium to US and British courts over a dispute involving the purchase of combat aircraft. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 07-07-2015

German economists predict higher risk of Grexit following referendum

After the “No” vote in Greece, German economists are saying “it boils down to a Grexit”, predicting the country is on its way out of the eurozone. EURACTIV Germany reports.

‘Euphoria’ among jihadists in Europe, says German security agency

The establishment of the caliphate by “Islamic State” (IS) and its military successes have created a “spirit of euphoria” among jihadists in Europe, says the Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution in Germany, which was presented on Tuesday (30 June). EURACTIV.de reports.
Energy 23-06-2015

Bavaria up in arms over Hendrick’s nuclear waste plans

The German government has settled with the country's four nuclear companies on four interim storage facilities for radioactive waste that is currently stored abroad, but Bavaria is up in arms over the decision. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 11-06-2015

Carsten Schneider: German government divided on Greece

Germany’s centre-right alliance is finding it difficult to agree on whether or not to send further aid to Greece, said SPD faction chair Carsten Schneider, who sees a significant gap between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Irish referendum stirs up same-sex marriage debate in Germany

Conservative opposition to same-sex unions in Germany is beginning to crumble after a referendum over the weekend legalised gay marriage in ultra-Catholic Ireland. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Europe's East 27-05-2015

Russia denies German lawmaker entry

The Kremlin’s refusal to grant entry to German MP Karl-Georg Wellmann has taken a new toll on strained relations between Berlin and Moscow, causing Bundestag Vice President Johannes Singhammer to postpone his own trip to the Russian capital. EURACTIV Germany reports.

G7 energy ministers optimistic about UN climate treaty

Prospects for achieving a global climate deal by the end of this year are good, according to Germany's Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel who said he had never seen so much agreement among the G7 states. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 12-05-2015

German government denies deceit in NSA scandal

Chancellor Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert rejected accusations of a govenment cover-up in the mushrooming NSA scandal. EURACTIV Germany reports.

BND spying affair divides German coalition

Angela Merkel defended cooperation between Germany’s intelligence service, the BND, and its US counterpart, the NSA, amid fresh accusations of illegal spying operations. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 24-04-2015

Germany sceptical of national import ban on GM foods

Despite overwhelming public disapproval of genetically modified crops, the Merkel government is reluctant to prohibit imports of GM soy and corn. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Berlin to finally call 1915 slaughter of Armenians ‘genocide’

Berlin has long resisted using the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of 1 million Armenians in 1915 but now the Chancellor and her coalition government have given in to pressure from Bundestag MPs in their own ranks. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 15-04-2015

Merkel, Modi aim for free trade agreement between EU and India

In Berlin, Germany and India expressed their intention to work together more closely on economic and political matters, while emphasising closer cooperation on military sales. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel government debates altering minimum wage law

On Friday (10 April), Germany’s minimum wage will reach its 100th day, since taking effect at the start of this year. But two weeks before a meeting of coalition leaders, a new dispute has arisen among the ruling parties over corrections to the measure. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 01-04-2015

Hollande, Merkel seek closer partnership during Berlin summit

Berlin and Paris pledged to work more closely together, during government consultations on Tuesday (31 March) in Berlin, with ministers from both countries aiming for deeper cooperation on numerous issues such as energy policy, TTIP and drone development. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Trade & Society 26-03-2015

Berlin pledges to cut red tape with ‘bureaucracy brake’

Germany’s federal cabinet has signed off on a so-called “bureaucracy brake” in an effort to cut red tape for business, something European Commission special advisor, and former Bavarian leader Edmund Stoiber, has been promoting for years. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Berlin is well on its way to passing a controversial regulation introducing tolls on German highways starting in 2016.
Transport 25-03-2015

Berlin paves way for passenger car tolling

Late Monday (23 March) night, the German government agreed on adjustments to the planned law for passenger car tolling, including changes that accommodate the concerns of the European Commission. EURACTIV Germany reports.

German government bolsters municipal investment power

Germany’s governing coalition hopes to boost investment power among municipalities in the Federal Republic, planning to offer them an additional €5 billion over the next few years. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Merkel freezes Germany’s debate over new immigration law

Germany’s Social Democratic Party is calling for an immigration law that would control the influx of workers from non-EU countries with the help of a point system, similar to that in Canada, but Chancellor Angela Merkel is cutting the debate short, saying the refugee issue is more urgent. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Transport 27-02-2015

German Social Democrats hit the brakes on planned highway toll

The Social Democratic Party called for caution concerning Germany’s planned passenger car tolls, and hopes to review them once more, while Transportation Minister Alexander Dobrindt defended the toll as fair and modern. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 26-02-2015

German domestic security agency finds Russia reverting to KGB measures

Russia has bolstered its espionage activities in European states during the course of the Ukraine crisis, according to findings of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). EURACTIV Germany reports.

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