Schröder calls for Agenda 2030 reforms

Schröder calls for Agenda 2030 reforms

Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder says Germany needs an Agenda 2030 – a set of laws building on the controversial Agenda 2010 social security reforms he introduced.

Merkel’s motor up for grabs on Ebay

Merkel’s motor up for grabs on Ebay

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s old VW Golf is for sale on Ebay, with the seller hoping to get at least €10,000 for it – even though it is 22 years old and already has 190,000 kilometres on the clock.

Berlin gunman kills one, leaves two injured

Berlin gunman kills one, leaves two injured

Berlin police are hunting a gunman who walked up to a group of young people on Wednesday night, and opened fire killing a 22-year-old and seriously wounding two others, before fleeing on foot.

Tax dodgers will face higher charges

Tax dodgers will face higher charges

Germans who are caught evading taxes and hiding their money in Switzerland will have to pay more than originally planned, after a new tax agreement was signed by the two governments on Thursday.

Parents get road rage as holiday jams loom

Parents get road rage as holiday jams loom

Mums and dads like to shout, snipe, and squabble in front of their kids when they're at the wheel, a new survey among German children has revealed.

Rainy, cold Easter ahead

Rainy, cold Easter ahead

An Easter egg hunt in the sunshine may be a distant fantasy for most this year, as polar winds arrive for the long weekend bringing rain and snow across the country, the German Weather service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

German bunny-based phrases for Easter

German bunny-based phrases for Easter

With Easter just around the corner, we’ve taken the opportunity to connect two of our favourite things – the German language and bunnies - This week’s Local List hops through a brace of rabbit-based sayings.

Miner killed in poisonous gas leak

Miner killed in poisonous gas leak

A miner has been killed and 26 injured after a gas leak in a potash mine in the German state of Lower Saxony. The workers drilled into a pocket of highly toxic hydrogen sulphide at a depth of 1,200 metres.

Should Germany have a Veterans’ Day?

Should Germany have a Veterans’ Day?

Germany is introducing a US-style Veterans’ Day to honour the sacrifices made by its military. But many remain deeply uneasy about Germany's military history and are divided by the idea. What do you think? Have your say.

What’s on in Germany:  April 4 – 11

What’s on in Germany: April 4 – 11

This Week's Highlights: British film in Berlin, a tattoo party in Hamburg, and Marcel Duchamp in Munich

‘Phone box kidnapper’ sent to mental hospital

‘Phone box kidnapper’ sent to mental hospital

A man who turned his Hamburg flat into a prison, complete with a sound-proofed telephone box and more than a tonne of food, and then kidnapped a woman to keep her there and have babies with, has been sent to a mental institution.