Thousands of mostly German activists staged anti-nuclear protests along the border with France on Monday, demanding reactors be closed on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident.
The head of Germany’s electricity network agency Matthias Kurth accused energy companies of trying to create and exploit panic with talk of electricity blackouts in the event that nuclear power stations are shut down.
Politicians, labour representatives and employers are looking towards next weekend with varied feelings as the date approaches when people from eight new EU member countries will have the right to work in Germany.
Audi expects to create more than 10,000 new jobs over the coming nine years as steady growth in sales translates into an increasing need for manpower, the car maker said at the weekend.
A growing population of harbour porpoises in the Weser River has captured the attention of animal lovers across northwest Germany, while biologists are gathering information to aid protection efforts.
A toddler and three men died in rivers and lakes across Germany over the long Easter weekend in accidents ranging from the tragic to the ill-advised.
Julia Görges stunned world number one Caroline Wozniacki to win the Stuttgart WTA clay court title on Sunday, becoming the first German champion there in 17 years.