State workers get wage increase while VW cuts 16,500 jobs

State workers get wage increase while VW cuts 16,500 jobs

Negotiations over pay for public employees working for the federal states in Germany finished successfully on Sunday with an agreement that the 700,000 workers would receive a five percent increase over two years.

Freelancers could lose 400,000 jobs during recession

Freelancers could lose 400,000 jobs during recession

Around 400,000 freelance workers in Germany could lose their work during the recession, the association of freelancers has warned.

Siegfried and Roy take to stage with tiger for last hurrah

Siegfried and Roy take to stage with tiger for last hurrah

One of Germany’s most enduring and kitschy duos – Siegfried and Roy – have finally played their last-ever gig, more than five years after an on-stage tiger attack nearly killed Roy.

German students increasingly unpolitical and reactionary

German students increasingly unpolitical and reactionary

Germany’s students are less politically-engaged and more reactionary than ever before, according to a study conducted by the University of Constance for the Ministry of Education.

CeBIT fair promises green tech despite economic slump

CeBIT fair promises green tech despite economic slump

The world’s biggest high-tech fair kicks off this week in Hannover, offering cutting-edge solutions promising to beat the economic crisis as well as climate change.

Victims deliver alleged fraudster to police

Victims deliver alleged fraudster to police

A suspected swindler wanted by the French authorities was kidnapped in Germany by victims who then left him out for the police - tied up on the side of a road - investigators confirmed this weekend.