Merkel and Sarkozy prepare next EU summit

Merkel and Sarkozy prepare next EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Berlin on January 9 to prepare for a European Union summit on January 30, it was confirmed on Monday.

Teachers ‘need help to fight youth extremism’

Teachers ‘need help to fight youth extremism’

Attempts to prevent young Germans from getting into right-wing extremism are failing because of poor coordination and sporadic financing say experts.

‘Anonymous’ declares ‘Blitzkrieg’ on neo-Nazis

‘Anonymous’ declares ‘Blitzkrieg’ on neo-Nazis

“Anonymous” hackers have declared “Blitzkrieg” on neo-Nazis for the New Year, disabling a number of their websites and publishing lists of extreme-right supporters.

Tax shake-up means up to €160 more in 2012

Tax shake-up means up to €160 more in 2012

The New Year has started prosperously for German workers, who will see their annual income increase by up to €160 thanks to tweaks made to the tax system.

Employment numbers hit new record

Employment numbers hit new record

The number of employed people in Germany hit a new record in 2011, said official statistics published on Monday, with more than half a million jobs created last year in Europe's top economy.

Art listing Hitler as ‘freely elected’ attacked

Art listing Hitler as ‘freely elected’ attacked

A work of art in the Reichstag building which includes Adolf Hitler in a list of “freely and democratically” elected members of the German parliament has been repaired after someone attacked it.

Polish ambassador: too easy to nick German cars

Polish ambassador: too easy to nick German cars

Poland’s ambassador to Germany says it is too easy to steal German cars – and this is why so many of them end up across the border in his country.

President ‘used threats to try to stop scandal story’

President ‘used threats to try to stop scandal story’

Embattled German President Christian Wulff has been accused of trying to block the first reports of his financial affairs by threatening criminal charges against journalists working on the story – leaving a furious rant on an answering machine.

‘Making it’ by interpreting culture

‘Making it’ by interpreting culture

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents John Magee, a consultant who bridges the gap between American and German culture for large companies.

Berlin wants ‘concrete’ nuke action from Iran

Berlin wants ‘concrete’ nuke action from Iran

Germany has called for "concrete and verifiable" action from Iran over its nuclear drive, after Tehran signalled it was willing to resume negotiations with the international community.