Most people in Germany did not get themselves inoculated against the swine flu last year, leaving the country's federal states sitting on millions of euros worth of stocks of the vaccine.
The state government of Baden-Württemberg is accused of having paid more than €100 million under questionable circumstances to Deutsche Bahn in order to save the controversial transport project Stuttgart 21.
Free porn available on the internet is hitting erotic shopping empire Beate Uhse where it hurts – in the bottom line.
A dramatic art installation of 800 plastic statues of Martin Luther was opened on the market place in Wittenberg at the weekend, provoking criticism from one academic who criticised it as abuse.
The United Arab Emirates has criticised Germany’s release of an alleged Israeli agent suspected of links to the January killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai, using diplomatic language to express 'concern' at the weekend.
Ten days before the catastrophic Love Parade in which 21 people were killed, authorities threatened the organisers with cancellation due to security fears – and Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland knew about the worries.