German firms eye brighter future

German firms eye brighter future

The majority of German businesses believe the financial crisis is over and the state of Europe's top economy will improve in the next 12 months, according to a new study to be published on Monday.

Scholz to raise permitted personal savings for Hartz IV

Scholz to raise permitted personal savings for Hartz IV

German Employment Minister Olaf Scholz announced Sunday he intends to raise the permitted limit of personal savings for people receiving unemployment benefit Hartz IV.

S-Bahn managers face criminal probe

S-Bahn managers face criminal probe

Berlin state prosecutors are to extend their investigation into the mismanagement that led to the current chaos on the city’s S-Bahn public transport system, newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reported Sunday.

German politicians get into hot water on holiday

German politicians get into hot water on holiday

One is in hot water after her car was stolen in Spain, another found himself in alligator-infested waters in Florida: the holiday season has been anything but relaxing for two German politicians.

Experts propose school shooting alarm

Experts propose school shooting alarm

A committee of experts has proposed that schools be equipped with an alarm system for shooting sprees, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Day care workers’ wage dispute close to breakthrough

Day care workers’ wage dispute close to breakthrough

Salary negotiations for around 220,000 kindergarten teachers and social education workers in the public sector are to enter the final round in Frankfurt on Sunday, a union spokeswoman announced.