How Germany plans to fight worker shortage with new immigration law

How Germany plans to fight worker shortage with new immigration law

A new draft law set to ease immigration rules in a bid to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated migrants a chance to stay in Germany, has been put forward.

Germany’s ruling coalition parties hit all-time low, Greens on the up

Germany’s ruling coalition parties hit all-time low, Greens on the up

Why Berlin is once again consumed by talk of a coalition collapse

Why Berlin is once again consumed by talk of a coalition collapse

Coalition aims to get back to business after unsettled summer of disputes

Coalition aims to get back to business after unsettled summer of disputes

Germany’s new government already bogged down in spat over refugee reunions

Germany’s new government already bogged down in spat over refugee reunions

Merkel quells party rebellion ahead of coalition deal vote

Merkel quells party rebellion ahead of coalition deal vote

Anger brewing among Social Democrats against Merkel power pact

Anger brewing among Social Democrats against Merkel power pact

Social Democrats demand ‘trust building’ from Merkel after pesticide debacle

Social Democrats demand ‘trust building’ from Merkel after pesticide debacle

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as ‘best option’

Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as ‘best option’

Merkel hopes to form government ‘very soon’

Merkel hopes to form government ‘very soon’

Germany’s SPD says ready for talks to end political crisis

Germany’s SPD says ready for talks to end political crisis

Pressure mounts on Social Democrats to throw Merkel a coalition lifeline

Pressure mounts on Social Democrats to throw Merkel a coalition lifeline

The three top hurdles in German coalition talks

The three top hurdles in German coalition talks

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

Life in suspense: the refugees in Germany who can’t reunite with their families

Life in suspense: the refugees in Germany who can’t reunite with their families

‘A snap election would be a catastrophe’, Merkel ally warns

‘A snap election would be a catastrophe’, Merkel ally warns

First coalition talks milestone reached, as parties agree on balanced budget

First coalition talks milestone reached, as parties agree on balanced budget

Vacant Finance Ministry becomes holy grail for parties in coalition talks

Vacant Finance Ministry becomes holy grail for parties in coalition talks

‘Long road ahead’ parties caution, after first round of coalition talks

‘Long road ahead’ parties caution, after first round of coalition talks

Merkel faces test in state vote before tough coalition talks

Merkel faces test in state vote before tough coalition talks

Will Merkel’s concession on a refugee cap help her form a new government?

Will Merkel’s concession on a refugee cap help her form a new government?

Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

Are drawn-out Dutch coalition talks a harbinger of tough days ahead for Germany?

Are drawn-out Dutch coalition talks a harbinger of tough days ahead for Germany?

Green party to flex muscles as potential Merkel allies after election

Green party to flex muscles as potential Merkel allies after election

Germany takes step to close pay gap between men, women

Germany takes step to close pay gap between men, women

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Court decision could prompt migration reform

‘Carrot and stick’ law toughens asylum rules

‘Carrot and stick’ law toughens asylum rules

Coalition horsetrading starts after Saxony vote

Coalition horsetrading starts after Saxony vote

Coalition agrees to lower retirement age to 63

Coalition agrees to lower retirement age to 63

CDU threatens to pull plug on early retirement

CDU threatens to pull plug on early retirement

Germany agrees to expand dual citizenship

Germany agrees to expand dual citizenship

Battle to water down minimum wage

Battle to water down minimum wage

‘Minimum wage could encourage moonlighting’

‘Minimum wage could encourage moonlighting’

Minister: Taxpayers will fund 32-hour week

Minister: Taxpayers will fund 32-hour week

‘GroKo’ named German word of the year

‘GroKo’ named German word of the year

Revolting youth wings slam coalition pact

Revolting youth wings slam coalition pact

SPD angry over coalition phone call threats

SPD angry over coalition phone call threats

SPD: half of our ministers will be women

SPD: half of our ministers will be women

German Turks: dual nationality deal a shame

German Turks: dual nationality deal a shame

Merkel and SPD hail ‘grand coalition’ deal

Merkel and SPD hail ‘grand coalition’ deal

Judges attack driving ban for petty crime

Judges attack driving ban for petty crime

Germany to introduce minimum wage

Germany to introduce minimum wage

SPD chief vows no ‘rotten’ deal with Merkel

SPD chief vows no ‘rotten’ deal with Merkel

Germany halts purchase of armed drones

Germany halts purchase of armed drones

Merkel and SPD struggle over way forward

Merkel and SPD struggle over way forward

Merkel to start coalition talks with SPD on Friday

Merkel to start coalition talks with SPD on Friday

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Coalition forced to weigh up tax hikes

Coalition forced to weigh up tax hikes

Kaiser falls on sword over Stasi past to smooth red-red coalition

Kaiser falls on sword over Stasi past to smooth red-red coalition

CDU and SPD form Thuringia state coalition

CDU and SPD form Thuringia state coalition

Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise

Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits

CDU and FDP agree to boost child benefits

Bumps ahead for Merkel after ally loses shock vote

Bumps ahead for Merkel after ally loses shock vote

Merkel’s staying power: Two-thirds of Germans want Chancellor to serve final term

Merkel’s staying power: Two-thirds of Germans want Chancellor to serve final term

Merkel pledges ‘strong voice for Germany’ after SPD commits to new coalition deal

Merkel pledges ‘strong voice for Germany’ after SPD commits to new coalition deal

Here’s why it is becoming ever harder to create stable German governments

Here’s why it is becoming ever harder to create stable German governments

What you need to know about the coalition deal for new Merkel government

What you need to know about the coalition deal for new Merkel government

‘Serious differences’ still blocking government deal, says Merkel

‘Serious differences’ still blocking government deal, says Merkel

Germany’s SPD backs formal coalition talks with Merkel

Germany’s SPD backs formal coalition talks with Merkel

Germany ‘must develop EU further’ with France: foreign minister

Germany ‘must develop EU further’ with France: foreign minister

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

Germany’s SPD at odds over coalition plan

Germany’s SPD at odds over coalition plan

Merkel risks leading weak ‘losers’ coalition for Germany: analysts

Merkel risks leading weak ‘losers’ coalition for Germany: analysts

Euro scales three-year dollar pinnacle on German deal hopes

Euro scales three-year dollar pinnacle on German deal hopes

Christian Union and Social Democrats reach breakthrough in coalition talks

Christian Union and Social Democrats reach breakthrough in coalition talks

Merkel warns of ‘big obstacles’ as coalition talks come down to crunch

Merkel warns of ‘big obstacles’ as coalition talks come down to crunch

These are the thorniest issues in Germany’s coalition talks

These are the thorniest issues in Germany’s coalition talks

Six reasons why Germany really needs a new government

Six reasons why Germany really needs a new government

SPD agrees to open government talks with Merkel after Schulz pleads for green light

SPD agrees to open government talks with Merkel after Schulz pleads for green light

Social Democrats torn on whether to jump aboard the Merkel express

Social Democrats torn on whether to jump aboard the Merkel express

The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know

The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know

Merkel to start coalition talks with reluctant SPD under watchful eye of President Steinmeier

Merkel to start coalition talks with reluctant SPD under watchful eye of President Steinmeier

Social Democrats signal openness to new coalition with Merkel

Social Democrats signal openness to new coalition with Merkel

Wounded and weakened, Merkel starts coalition talks with awkward partners

Wounded and weakened, Merkel starts coalition talks with awkward partners

Refugee issue looms as Merkel starts coalition talks

Refugee issue looms as Merkel starts coalition talks

Merkel faces tricky coalition talks after ‘nightmare’ election victory

Merkel faces tricky coalition talks after ‘nightmare’ election victory

Coalition leaders agree on tough new refugee rules

Coalition leaders agree on tough new refugee rules

Foreign minister hits out at immigration critics

Foreign minister hits out at immigration critics

Gabriel charms party to approve coalition deal

Gabriel charms party to approve coalition deal

Coalition’s €23 billion plans ‘not affordable’

Coalition’s €23 billion plans ‘not affordable’

Why the coalition deal matters to non-Germans

Why the coalition deal matters to non-Germans

How is Germany faring in political limbo?

How is Germany faring in political limbo?

Merkel and SPD agree on women’s quota

Merkel and SPD agree on women’s quota

Merkel and left-wing rival end first round of talks

Merkel and left-wing rival end first round of talks

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position

Merkel’s coalition hits winning poll position

Guttenberg considers resignation

Guttenberg considers resignation

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance

Coalition unveils agenda with tax relief

Coalition unveils agenda with tax relief

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role