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Cabinet to lower healthcare contributions for company pensioners

Up until now, pensioners have had to contribute 15% of their company pensions to the public health insurance fund. According to a...

Green Party re-elects leaders at party conference, calls for raising minimum...

At the end of the party conference, the Greens called for an increase in the minimum wage to twelve euros. On...

Bundestag president Schäuble calls for parliamentary reform

President of the Bundestag Schäuble has again called for a reduction in the number of MPs in the Bundestag. According to him,...

Grand Coalition scraps ‘Soli’ tax (almost) entirely

The parliamentary groups of the GroKo (Grand Coalition) passed a bill in the Bundestag to abolish the solidarity surcharge* for most citizens....

Bundestag passes law for mandatory measles vaccination

After a long and intensive debate the Bundestag has decided to make measles vaccinations compulsory. This will apply in day-care centers, schools,...

Bundestag passes climate bill

The federal government's has passed the climate protection law in the Bundestag with the votes of the coalition groups. Green Party...

German economy narrowly escapes recession

Trade conflicts, a weakening world economy and the Brexit dispute: The German economy is feeling the effects of the difficult economic environment...

European Tesla Gigafactory to be built near Berlin, Musk announces

The electric car manufacturer Tesla will build its European factory in the vicinity of Berlin. Tesla boss Elon Musk surprisingly announced this...

Grand Coalition negotiates ‘basic pension’ compromise

The coalition has agreed on a compromise for the introduction of a basic pension. The compromise provides for an income test, but...

Half time for the Grand Coalition: a brief assessment of two...

The Grand Coalition mid-term results are due after about a year and a half of 'GroKo' government, and according to some, the...