Roland Jahn, the new head of the national Stasi files archive, says he will remove all 47 members of his staff who used to work for the feared East German secret service.
Winfried Kretschmann, set to become Germany’s first Green state premier in Baden-Württemberg, says the auto industry must produce fewer vehicles and make sure they use less fuel.
The traditional German Easter marches for peace and against nuclear power drew thousands to the streets around the country over the weekend.
The father of a 12-year-old boy found battered to death in Berlin last week has been arrested after confessing the killing to police, it was confirmed on Sunday.
Schalke 04 boss Ralf Rangnick will reshuffle his team for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final against Manchester United after losing in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Germany and Europe should open their doors to refugees fleeing North African unrest and instability rather than barricading the borders, according to the Evangelical Bishop of Central Germany, Ilse Junkermann.