Saxony leads education vanguard

Saxony leads education vanguard

Germany’s education system from kindergarten to university is making noticeable progress with the state of Saxony leading the way, according to an annual education survey.

How to integrate successfully in Germany
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How to integrate successfully in Germany

You are thinking about moving to Germany and want to give yourself every opportunity to fit in rapidly and successfully? Here are a few tips for you.

Sarkozy and Merkel plan eurozone government

Sarkozy and Merkel plan eurozone government

France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel vowed to give the eurozone bloc a "true economic government" Tuesday, but experts said their pledges were not enough to defuse the debt crisis.

Eurobonds could stop the downward spiral

Eurobonds could stop the downward spiral

The German government doesn't think eurobonds will help Europe out of its debt crisis, but it's high time Chancellor Merkel gave up her stubborn resistance to them. A commentary by Marcus Gatzke from ZEIT ONLINE.

Shit hits the fans at Bundesliga match

Shit hits the fans at Bundesliga match

Bundesliga matches took bizarre and unappetising turns at the weekend, with a Hoffenheim employee blasting Borussia supporters with a high-pitched siren – and Cologne fans showering their Schalke rivals with faeces and urine.

Social Democrats warn leftists after Wall praise

Social Democrats warn leftists after Wall praise

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats have warned members of the hard-line socialist Left party they would be rejected as state coalition partners unless they condemn the building of the Berlin Wall.

Power cut leaves 117,000 chickens to suffocate in factory farm

Power cut leaves 117,000 chickens to suffocate in factory farm

Police have launched an investigation after around 117,000 chickens suffocated in an eastern German factory farm when the power cut out.

Deutsche Bahn staff grumpy and demotivated

Deutsche Bahn staff grumpy and demotivated

Nearly 70 percent of people who work for Germany's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn are de-motivated and frustrated with their jobs, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Tuesday.

Anti-discrimination chief calls for tougher sanctions

Anti-discrimination chief calls for tougher sanctions

The head of Germany’s federal anti-discrimination agency says tougher penalties need to be enacted to crack down on people being unfairly disadvantaged.

Growth grinds to a halt

Growth grinds to a halt

The German economy grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in the second quarter of the year, while expansion in the first quarter was slower than originally reported, according to official data published on Tuesday.

Climate change prompts search for exotic trees

Climate change prompts search for exotic trees

Tests are underway to find out what species would be best as the next generation of Germany’s street trees. As every year urban trees are subject to pollution, poor water conditions and limited root growth area many become sick.

Eleven cars set on fire in Berlin

Eleven cars set on fire in Berlin

Eleven cars were set on fire in Berlin on Monday night, prompting a police investigation into a possible political motive behind the arson attacks.