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08/04/2014 Germany wants to call unions to order over strikes

"One company, one wage agreement" is the motto behind a proposed unified wage-bargaining mechanism from the German cabinet, to avoid protests...

27/03/2014 Germany agrees to expand right to dual citizenship

The German government reached an agreement on liberalising citizenship laws so that people born in Germany to foreign parents can hold two passports.

24/03/2014 Race is on in Germany's newly open long-distance bus market

Cheaper than taking a train or a plane and more relaxing than driving, the long-distance bus is becoming the travel mode of choice for many Germans...

12/03/2014 Battle in Germany to water down minimum wage

Battle in Germany to water down minimum wage As Germany's government gets down to business on its election pledge for a national minimum wage, fierce lobbying is also under way to limit...

11/02/2014 German rich and famous in taxman's crosshairs

German rich and famous in taxman's crosshairs Many of Germany's rich, powerful and famous have hit trouble recently, not because of drugs or sexual escapades, but because the taxman has...

10/02/2014 Ex-East Germany radiates tropical climes in old hangar

Ex-East Germany radiates tropical climes in old hangar Soaring above a pine forest in the heart of former communist East Germany, a huge hangar built to house airships on an old Soviet airbase has been...

28/01/2014 Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield

Tomatoes, veggies and herbs are sprouting from Berlin parks, a mall rooftop and even a former airfield in an effort by pioneer farmers to add green...

 
 
 
 
 
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