Research institute predicts end of job boom

Research institute predicts end of job boom

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) forecast an end to the good times in Germany’s labour market on Friday, dampening the euphoria around the latest unemployment figures published this week.

Bailout expansion clears final hurdle in Bundesrat

Bailout expansion clears final hurdle in Bundesrat

The EU's beefed-up eurozone bailout fund cleared its final hurdle in Germany Friday when the upper house of parliament backed the move to help debt-ridden countries.

Hewlett Packard spends $13 million to fire CEO

Hewlett Packard spends $13 million to fire CEO

IT giant Hewlett-Packard is paying Léo Apotheker a hefty settlement for his 11 months work, it emerged Friday. The German former CEO will receive around $13 million (€9.5 million) and get his move back to Europe paid to boot.

‘Where’s the money?’

‘Where’s the money?’

Following the Bundestag’s vote on Thursday to expand the eurozone bailout fund, The Local hit the streets to find out what the average German makes of it all, in the latest instalment of our new Zeitgeist series.

Teachers don’t want metro attacker in class

Teachers don’t want metro attacker in class

Teachers at a Berlin high school are threatening to strike if the teenager convicted of brutally beating a man in a metro station in April is allowed to attend classes there.

Tracing the capital’s history by canoe

Tracing the capital’s history by canoe

Crossing Berlin can be as simple as getting on a train or hopping on a bike. Shane Thomas McMillan and his friends decided to get a different view of the capital – taking its snaking waterways by canoe.

Koch-Mehrin accused of skipping work

Koch-Mehrin accused of skipping work

German European parliament member Silvana Koch-Mehrin, who was stripped of her PhD title earlier this year for plagiarism, has not been to a parliamentary committee meeting since the end of 2009, a TV show claims.

Designer creates clothes from milk

Designer creates clothes from milk

A Hannover microbiologist and fashion designer is releasing a new clothing line with a twist: the clothes are partly created from powdered milk - aiding skincare.

Disgraced Guttenberg now at US think tank

Disgraced Guttenberg now at US think tank

Former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who stepped down earlier this year after he was found to have plagiarized his doctoral thesis, has taken up an honorary post at a leading US think tank.

Police nab boxer driving 230 kilometres per hour

Police nab boxer driving 230 kilometres per hour

Former world boxing champion Arthur Abraham’s driving licence is at risk after he was pulled over by police in Berlin doing 230 kilometres per hour (142 miles per hour) in his Ferrari, a new speed record for the city.