The German employers federation (BDA) will attempt to force the government to lower the level of employer contributions to unemployment insurance, BDA president Dieter Hundt told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
German sports foundation Deutsche Sporthilfe has awarded tennis legend Steffi Graf its Golden Sport Pyramid. She is the 10th female athlete to receive the German sporting world's highest honour.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Lebanon on Sunday to meet with newly elected President Michel Suleiman.
German energy group RWE has proposed selling off its gas transmission network in order to avoid a drawn-out anti-trust battle with the European Commission.