Greece promised to do its utmost on Tuesday to avert a financial meltdown in the eurozone while Germany told the United States to stop interfering by demanding Europe introduce more stimulus packages.
Germany’s top court on Tuesday dismissed claims by two German investors for damages for losses they made due to the bankrupt American investment firm Lehman Brothers. The verdict could set a precedent for other investors.
The German government is launching a new, aggressive effort to protect children and young people from abuse in families, schools and places of worship.
The German Transport Ministry said Tuesday that federal investment in Berlin’s controversial A100 motorway extension could not be moved to another project, hampering coalition negotiations between Mayor Klaus Wowereit and the Greens.
The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s warned Tuesday that Germany’s top rating could be downgraded if Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government decides to pour more money into the European bailout fund.
Germany's public debt amounts to €24,904 per citizen, the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden reported on Tuesday.
Germany has reopened its embassy in Tripoli in what is being seen as a symbolic measure to signal the country’s desire to help rebuild Libya.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency the Verfassungsschutz is reportedly set to debate whether the country's Islamophobic scene represents a new form of extremism, and should be kept under surveillance.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle reiterated Germany's opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid in a speech to the United Nations on Monday, and called on both sides to follow the Quartet timetable.
The EU's executive Commission on Monday approved Volkswagen's acquisition of truck maker MAN, which Germany's biggest automaker eventually plans to merge with Scania.