German Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen called on politicians and economic leaders to “work hard” towards helping people reconcile work and family commitments in the new year.
Extra measures by the German government to stop Europe's biggest economy slipping into its worst post-war recession may be considerably smaller scale than expected, newspapers reported on Wednesday.
German retailers are satisfied with their Christmas business, Josef Sanktjohanser, president of the Association of German Retailers (HDE), said Wednesday morning.
German President Horst Köhler said that the global financial crisis could be overcome, but that it would take cooperative effort, in his annual Christmas address to the nation.
In the latest dispatch of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy contemplates the extended frenzy he faces each holiday season.
Advent candles caused a fire that injured 24 people Tuesday night in a retirement home in Steinach, Bavaria.
The German heavy truck maker MAN said on Wednesday it had raised its voting rights access in Swedish counterpart Scania to more than 20 percent, and emphasized its strategic interest in the firm.
Germany has challenged at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an Italian court's ruling that it pay damages to the families of victims of Nazi war crimes there.
In a sign of the times in Europe's biggest economy, poodles, pinschers, terriers, and sheep dogs are queuing up for rations at Berlin's first soup kitchen for pets, writes AFP's Marion Meyer-Radtke.