Germany to probe wiretapping scandal
German politicians are to invite U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden to give evidence as part of a new investigation into the National Security Agency's phone and internet surveillance of senior German leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Germany's Gabriel wants Swiss bankers who aid evasion in court
Leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party Sigmar Gabriel addresses a news conference after party meetings in Berlin February 17, 2014 REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz BERLIN, March 14 - Germany's centre-left deputy chancellor hailed the jail sentence for tax evasion handed to Bayern Munich soccer boss Uli Hoeness and said the directors of Swiss banks that ... (more)
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Putin Opens Up Europe's Energy Fault Line Along Oder-Neisse
Vladimir Putin's play to wrest control of Ukraine is accentuating divisions in the European Union over how to balance climate and energy policies, driving a wedge between Germany and its eastern neighbor Poland.
Merkel's coalition gets poll boost from Ukraine crisis mediation
Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition has risen thanks to her prominent role in efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the stand-off with Russia over Ukraine, according to a new poll released on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Tax evasion trial of Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness starts with a bang
The president of one of the world's top football clubs, Bayern Munich, has admitted to tax evasion on a larger scale than even the prosecution had claimed.
Making sense of sanctions
Visa bans, freezing assets, boycotts: There is no lack of suggestions of how to tone down Russian aggression.
The world celebrates International Women's Day today
The world celebrates International Women's Day today 11:49 * 08.03.14 The International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
German public, industry wary of economic sanctions against Russia
A German business group says the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia should the Ukraine crisis worsen would have a huge effect on the global economy.
Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital: Sorry, France is not going to lead Europe anywhere
Why would an Italian go to Spain to urge France to play a more decisive role in the European Union? Not, Italy's former Prime Minister Mario Monti said at a town hall meeting last week in Madrid, because he wants France to lead an alliance of the southern European countries against Germany, an idea which he describes as "a very stupid thing to ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Germany's public pensions: In the wrong direction
AS THE country with the European Union's fastest-ageing population, Germany has repeatedly tweaked its pension system to avert a slow-motion demographic disaster.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Pavel Vrba faces first test as national manager
Czech football manager Pavel Vrba faces his first match in charge of the national team in a friendly against Norway on Wednesday night.
StB frontier trap mastermind dies
The man believed to be behind one of the communist era secret police's most infamous actions, EvA3 4en AbrahamoviA , has died at the age of 92, Czech public television announced.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
WPK Central Committee Secretary Meets Delegation of European Politicians
Kim Yong Il, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea , had a friendly talk with the visiting delegation of politicians from various political parties of Europe headed by Chief Executive Officer of Inter Mediate Jonathan Powell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Blair, on Tuesday.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Schulz: 'My lack of experience is an advantage'
The President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has convened an emergency meeting of EU leaders on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ukraine amid growing calls for the European Union to impose sanctions on Russia following its seizure of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
NSA spying on German government, businesses
There are claims that the US could be spying on Germany's leader - that's according to local media reports.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
EU warned 'do not play with fire' over energy rebates for German industry
Credit-card provider Visa Europe will cap the transaction fees it charges, the European Commission said today , curbing an important money earner for banks behind the payment scheme.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
South China Morning Post
David Cameron woos Angela Merkel in bid for German support for EU reform
Angela Merkel will take tea with Britain's Queen Elizabeth and address parliament today as David Cameron tries to win the German chancellor's backing for EU reform.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Ailing German PV panel maker SolarWorld completes restructuring
Ailing German solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld AG completed a financial restructuring this week as prospects for foreign demand seemed to be brightening.
EU, Brazil mull plan to skirt US spying
The vice-president of the European Commission, Maro efcovic, will head the European Parliament election campaign of the ruling Social Democratic Party in Slovakia and will be again the country's candidate for commissioner, Prime Minister Robert Fico confirmed on 22 February, EurActiv Slovakia reports .
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Senior German official brands country's trade surplus 'unfair'
A leading German foreign ministry official has called the country's massive trade surplus "unfair", joining others in Europe and the United States in criticising Germany for not boosting its domestic demand and dismantling global imbalances.