State-aided firms urged to withhold dividends

State-aided firms urged to withhold dividends

German companies receiving financial aid from the government should not pay shareholder dividends but use any profits to safeguard jobs, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday.

Merkel calls for more women to join politics

Merkel calls for more women to join politics

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged women to play a greater role in politics, saying that Germany needs to catch up with other European nations in boosting its number of female politicians.

Roth calls Europe’s refugee policy ‘shabby’

Roth calls Europe’s refugee policy ‘shabby’

The head of Germany’s environmentalist Green Party, Claudia Roth, slammed the EU’s stance on refugees and asylum-seekers as the party wrapped up a weekend conference to prepare for European elections in June.

Auto parts firm Continental gets new boss

Auto parts firm Continental gets new boss

The supervisory board of German auto parts and tyre maker Continental said on Saturday its chairman would be replaced by a man backed by ex-rival Schaeffler, which took over the group this month.

Study says Turks are Germany’s worst integrated immigrants

Study says Turks are Germany’s worst integrated immigrants

A new study shows that immigrants of Turkish origin in Germany lag behind other migrant groups when it comes to education and jobs, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

Savage storms create chaos in Germany

Savage storms create chaos in Germany

Savage gales and heavy snowfall killed two people, injured several and caused a string of accidents and traffic snarls in southern and western Germany on Saturday.