Economy Minister wants points system for immigration

Economy Minister wants points system for immigration

Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle says he wants to change the German immigration system along the lines of the Canadian points system, in order to identify and attract more well-qualified immigrants.

Officials seize Love Parade documents from organiser’s offices

Officials seize Love Parade documents from organiser’s offices

The Duisburg public prosecutor sent officials to seize documents from the offices of Love Parade organiser Rainer Schaller, as well as two private security firms who were involved in the event last month in which 21 people died.

Chancellery allegedly ousted top pharma critic

Chancellery allegedly ousted top pharma critic

The chancellery played an until-now secret role in removing Germany’s top medicines examiner, whose departure from heading the country’s drug watchdog prompted accusations of political interference, according to a new book.

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Hannover bid to host Eurovision

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Hannover bid to host Eurovision

Four German cities are competing to host next year’s Eurovision Song Contest when it comes to Germany as a result of teenager Lena Meyer-Landrut winning this year’s competition.

Stuttgart protest attracts 20,000 silent demonstrators

Stuttgart protest attracts 20,000 silent demonstrators

Around 20,000 people marched in silence through Stuttgart on Friday evening to protest the controversial Stuttgart 21 construction project – and promised to come back every day.

Bayern trumps Wolfsburg in Bundesliga opener

Bayern trumps Wolfsburg in Bundesliga opener

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger scored an injury-time winner on Friday night as the German champions beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the opening match of the new Bundesliga season.