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Minister promises “shredding-free” eggs
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Minister promises “shredding-free” eggs

Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt hopes to end mass shredding of male chicks in hatcheries in the next two years, he announced on Monday. READ  

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Varoufakis begs for calm in war of words
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Varoufakis begs for calm in war of words

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis called on German and Greek leaders to calm their rhetoric over his country's bailout programme in an op-ed published in Germany on Monday. READ  

Varoufakis quells rumours of resignation
Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: DPA

Varoufakis quells rumours of resignation

Update: After German tabloid Bild reported that Germany's least-favourite Greek minister Yanis Varoufakis was considering resigning, the minister rejected the story on Twitter. READ  

Bundesbank tough, public soft on Greece
Jens Weidmann, head of the Bundesbank. Photo: DPA

Bundesbank tough, public soft on Greece

Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said on Friday that he is opposed to giving Greece further financial help because he believes the new government has frittered away too much trust, but a new poll showed that support for a "Grexit" had shrunk below 50 percent. READ  

Greece wants to burst Euro stereotypes
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Greece wants to burst Euro stereotypes

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged an end to the "stereotypes" that have threatened to rip the eurozone apart. READ  

Merkel downplays Greek meeting hopes
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Merkel downplays Greek meeting hopes

Update: The German government again played down expectations ahead of a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, saying it would not lead to a quick-fix solution of Greece's problems. READ  

Germany clamours for EU transport cash
Goods trains stand in a marshalling yard in Brandenburg. Photo: DPA

Germany clamours for EU transport cash

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt says centrally-located Germany should get a massive proportion of a new European fund for improving the continent's transport network. READ  

Merkel backs equal pay transparency law
Manuela Schwesig and Angela Merkel in the Bundestag (German parliament). Photo: DPA

Merkel backs equal pay transparency law

As Germany celebrates Equal Pay Day on March 20th with demonstrations planned in Berlin, Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Manuela Schwesig said on Friday that her proposed wage transparency law has the support of Chancellor Angela Merkel. READ  

US 'threatened' Germany over Snowden asylum
Glenn Greenwald speaking at the Siebenpfeiffer prize ceremony on Sunday. Photo: DPA

US 'threatened' Germany over Snowden asylum

Journalist Glenn Greenwald reported on Thursday that the USA told the German government it would cut off intelligence sharing if the country offered NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum. READ  

No quick fix for Greece in Brussels: Merkel
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No quick fix for Greece in Brussels: Merkel

As European leaders gather in Brussels for two days of talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the Bundestag (German parliament) that she doesn't expect a breakthrough at the summit meeting. READ  

TV host faked doctoring of Varoufakis' finger
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TV host faked doctoring of Varoufakis' finger

Update: A German TV prankster "admitted" on Wednesday to faking a video showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis giving the middle-finger gesture to Germany, after the politician vehemently contested its authenticity - but ZDF television confirmed on Thursday that the confession was itself a fake. READ  

Who are Blockupy and what do they want?
Blockupy protest in Frankfurt on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Who are Blockupy and what do they want?

The demonstrations in Frankfurt which turned violent on Wednesday were called by Blockupy, an umbrella group representing left-wing organisations from several countries. READ  

Liveblog: Blockupy anti-ECB demo in Frankfurt
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Liveblog: Blockupy anti-ECB demo in Frankfurt

Frankfurt remains on alert after a morning of violence, burned cars and hundreds of arrests gave way to what is hoped to be an afternoon of peaceful protest. Organizers of the "Blockupy" demonstration against the new European Central Bank (ECB) building said they distanced themselves from the violence. Follow the latest updates here. READ  

Frankfurt police prepare for anti-austerity demo
Blockupy demo in Frankfurt back in 2013. Photo: DPA

Frankfurt police prepare for anti-austerity demo

Up to 10,000 protesters are expected at a mass anti-austerity demonstration during the the official inauguration of the new European Central Bank (ECB) HQ in Frankfurt on Wednesday. READ  

Greece crisis
Merkel reaches out to defuse Greece tension
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Merkel reaches out to defuse Greece tension

UPDATE: In a bid to defuse mounting Greek-German tensions, Chancellor Angela Merkel invited Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Berlin for his first official visit to Germany. READ  

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