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Frank-Jürgen Weise, head of the Federal Labour Agency (BA), said in an interview published Saturday that Germany needs two million qualified foreigners over the next few years to avoid a labour shortage.
A warning strike by Easyjet employees at Berlin's Schönefeld airport caused severe disruption on Saturday morning. Several flights had to be cancelled, while many others were delayed.
Up to 50 MPs in Germany's ruling coalition may vote against the European Financial Stabilization Mechanism (EFSM), according to a eurosceptic MP in the government's junior partner, the Free Democratic Party.
Former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has signalled his willingness to be a chancellor candidate for his Social Democratic Party, in an interview to be broadcast this weekend.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Israeli-Palestinian ties on Friday, a week before Netanyahu takes his battle against Palestinian statehood to Washington.
The EU Commission, the IMF and Germany are calling for Greece to reschedule its massive debt burden, due to the deteriorating situation, the German press reported Saturday.