Following the decision in Brussels on Monday (13 July) to negotiate a third Greek bailout, the Bundestag will vote on Friday (17 July) on a mandate for the German government. Approval is not assured. EURACTIV Germany reports.
In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Germany, Gerd Müller called on developing countries to assemble stable tax systems, while advising industrialised nations to use TTIP as an opportunity to promote fair trade.
The German government sees no reason to take seriously allegations of institutional racism in public agencies and the police force. Civil rights advocates are growing increasingly alarmed. Tagesspiegel reports.
Developing countries will be among the biggest losers if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is implemented, warns Marion Lieser, explaining what a socially and ecologically fair trade deal would look like.
Five state governments in Germany are putting pressure on Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt, introducing a bill for a nationwide ban on GMOs instead of his “patchwork” proposal. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Chancellor Merkel emphasised that despite the situation in Greece, Europe is stable and intends to “calmly” await the Greek referendum, while Finance Minister Schäuble accused Athens of “flip-flopping without purpose or understanding”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Growing amounts of waste put an increasing burden on the climate, particularly in newly industrialising countries, where greenhouse gas emissions are rising, according to a new study for the German environment agency. EURACTIV.de reports
As the blame game intensifies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Athens of refusing to compromise, saying no one can get 100%, while Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was even tougher on the Greek government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany is a main target country for Albanian asylum seekers. Now, the German embassy in Tirana is warning potential refugees in Albanian newspapers of traffickers and profiteers. Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Modern pharmaceuticals are no longer exclusively produced in a chemicals laboratory, but are often developed using live cells. In Germany, such biopharmaceuticals are being sold and prescribed at an ever increasing rate – despite widespread scepticism over GMOs in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) sees the transatlantic trade agreement TTIP as a threat to standards protecting against chemicals that may be harmful to humans and the environment. The chemicals industry “vehemently” objected to the NGO’s claim. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Wars in Syria, South Sudan and in the Central African Republic are posing new challenges to development NGOs, causing Germany’s Welthungerhilfe and resort to unconventional measures. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany shows significant discrepancies among private users with regard to protection against cyber attacks, a recent study shows, with internet users growing increasingly uneasy despite an improved security situation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Effective since the beginning of 2015, the minimum wage seems to be paying off, with statistics showing that fewer workers have been dependent on the Hartz IV unemployment benefit. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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.
Development Minister Gerd Müller’s new strategy for Germany’s involvement in Asia intends to helo the booming continent achieve environmentally and socially acceptable growth with aid from German citizens and businesses. Critics are sceptical. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Mortality due to cardiovascular disease has decreased by around 60% in Germany, though more people die of heart attack and stroke than the OECD average, a recent study indicates. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU’s strategy for the digital single market includes ambitious targets, including copyright reform, improving the digital infrastructure and eliminating national borders in online trade. But experts argue that SMEs should receive more support. EURACTIV Germany reports.