Berlin shares EU concerns about French Roma deportations

Berlin shares EU concerns about French Roma deportations

Germany said Thursday that it fully supported European Commission concerns about French treatment of Roma but said that the EU justice commissioner could have been "more measured" in her comments.

GlobalFoundries to make Dresden chip factory Europe’s largest

GlobalFoundries to make Dresden chip factory Europe’s largest

Semi-conductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries on Wednesday laid the cornerstone for an expansion to its chip factory in the eastern German city of Dresden that will make it the largest such facility in Europe and the company’s most important location.

Gas could threaten nuclear waste depot

Gas could threaten nuclear waste depot

The former geological surveyor for the controversial nuclear waste depot Gorleben warned Wednesday that there could be dangerous gas deposits lurking beneath the old salt dome caverns.

Merkel calls for global financial market tax

Merkel calls for global financial market tax

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her call for a tax on international financial markets, insisting she would not give up the fight despite hefty opposition from her global partners

Corpse found in trunk after police chase ends with suicide

Corpse found in trunk after police chase ends with suicide

Police discovered a woman’s corpse in the trunk of man’s car on Wednesday, after he shot himself in the head while trying to flee the scene of another shooting in the Hessian town of Wellerode near Kassel.

Deutsche Telekom CEO faces bribery probe

Deutsche Telekom CEO faces bribery probe

The Bonn state prosecutor’s office is investigating Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann and seven others on suspicion of bribery in Macedonia and Montenegro.

Schröder suggests elderly take part in public service

Schröder suggests elderly take part in public service

With military reforms set to end both conscription and its alternative Zivildienst public service, Family Minister Kristina Schröder said Wednesday that Germany should harness the power of its ageing population to fill the volunteer gap.

Labour Ministry wants to ditch ‘Hartz IV’ for easier welfare benefits name

Labour Ministry wants to ditch ‘Hartz IV’ for easier welfare benefits name

The Labour Ministry said Wednesday it wants to abolish the term that describes welfare benefits, Hartz IV, from general German usage in favour of one that can be more easily understood.

No extra health insurance fees for 2011, Rösler says

No extra health insurance fees for 2011, Rösler says

Germany’s statutory health insurers may not have to tack on extra fees for customers in 2011 after all, Health Minister Philipp Rösler said Wednesday, explaining that the government’s financial reform plan would make up for an expected health fund deficit.

Werder fight back to earn draw against Spurs

Werder fight back to earn draw against Spurs

Werder Bremen fought back to clinch a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League opener on Tuesday night.