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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...

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,...

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...

Highest court rules benefit sanctions unconstitutional

Going forward, the government will no longer be allowed to apply sanctions to job seekers and cut unemployment benefits as quickly and...

Shell Youth Study reveals young Germans are more worried and yet...

The majority of the young generation is tolerant, environmentally conscious and has a positive outlook on the future. On the other hand,...

Less Islamist extremists posing threat to national security, Home Office says

Police classify less Islamist extremists as a potential threat to public safety. In concrete terms, the number fell from 748 nationwide to...

Two dead in terrorist attack in East Germany

Two people were shot dead in Halle (Saale) in the East German state of Saxony-Anhalt in what is presumed to be a...

German Unity Day: Merkel calls on Germans to work together

Chancellor Merkel praised the achievements since the reunification on the Day of German Unity. However, Merkel stressed that the German Unification was...

Did secret service know more than claimed in Lübcke murder case?

The Hessian Office for the Protection of the Constitution might have known more about Lübcke's alleged murderer than was initially admitted. A...

Suspect confesses murder of Walter Lübcke

In what turns out to be a right-wing extremist political murder case, the key suspect Stephan E. confessed the murder of Walter...