Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier would be the most popular Social Democrat (SPD) candidate to stand against Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year’s election, according to a poll published this weekend.
The German government is reportedly too scared of bad publicity to tackle environmental group Greenpeace over direct action it has taken near the North Sea island of Sylt to stop fishing and dredging.
Discount supermarket giant Lidl is due to be fined several million euros with several German state governments expected to hand down punitive decisions this month, according to a report in Der Spiegel this weekend.
Domestic gas and electricity costs are likely to continue rising in Germany in the long term, even if costs dip a little first, according to head of energy giant RWE, Jürgen Großmann.
Eastern German cities are becoming increasingly attractive, dynamic places to live, according to an annual assessment of places across the country, which ranks cities according to more than 100 criteria.
Coach Joachim Löw says Germany will win both their opening games on the road to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as they begin their campaign at minnows Liechtenstein on Saturday.
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