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Economy & Jobs 27-11-2018

Another German budget without new debt

The German Bundestag adopted the national 2019 budget with the votes of the 'Grand Coalition' last Friday (23 November), with expenditure reaching a record €356 billion and a particular rise in defence spending. Nevertheless, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has managed to avoid creating any new debt. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 10-12-2015

German Farmers’ Association accused of hypocrisy

The German Farmers' Association (DBV) has complained of the "drastic worsening" of conventional farming, attributing blame to non-German and non-EU causes. But Green and environmental organisations criticised the call for help as "hypocritical". EURACTIV Germany reports.

Orbán’s Bavarian visit widely criticised

During his controversial meeting with Bavaria's Minister-President Horst Seehofer, the Hungarian premier attacked Angela Merkel's refugee policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 19-08-2015

Bundestag backs third Greek bailout

German lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favour of a third Greek bailout on Wednesday (19 August), heeding a call from Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to give Greece the chance for a new start, despite his own concerns it might not work.
Health 15-05-2015

German government poised to tackle growing antibiotic resistance

Germany hopes to slow the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in medicine and agriculture with its new "DART 2020" strategy. But critics have their doubts, saying it does not do enough to curb large-scale use of antibiotics on livestock farms. EURACTIV Germany reports.