Many of northeastern Germany’s coastal herring fishermen will be forced to return to port early this year. An EU reduction in the catch quota means many crews have already reached their limit, fishery groups said on Wednesday.
Four weeks after the collapse of the Cologne’s historical archive, construction on the controversial north-south Stadtbahn, the underground metro believed to be the cause of the accident, is set to resume.
The €1.5 billion allotted for the German Abwrackprämie, or scrapping premium, has been spent, according to of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa) on Wednesday.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück fears that the country will take years to recover from the financial crisis, German weekly magazine Stern reported today.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she was confident that leaders at a G20 summit in London would take action, saying they could not afford to "stick their heads in the sand."
The city of Berlin announced on Wednesday plans for a large-scale urban dog waste composting pilot programme to deal with the growing health hazard posed by lazy dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets.
President Nicolas Sarkozy insisted on Wednesday that G20 leaders must use their London summit to crack down on tax havens, warning Paris and Berlin are not happy with current drafts for an accord.
Göttingen’s social welfare bureau has reduced a man’s welfare benefits due to meagre profit from sales of the German street magazine Tagessatz, the Göttinger Tageblatt reported on Wednesday.
Steelworkers union and their employers agreed to a two percent wage increase and a €350 one-time payment for workers in a second round of negotiations in Düsseldorf late Tuesday night, according to a spokesperson for industry labour union IG Metall.
Ten Augsburg postal workers were injured on the job by a mysterious blue powder on Tuesday evening. Bavarian police evacuated the building and then found a similar powder on a nearby street.
German researchers said this week that they have uncovered a second, hidden face within one of ancient Egypt's most treasured artefacts, the bust of legendary beauty Queen Nefertiti.