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German economy slowing down slightly in second quarter

According to the monthly Bundesbank (German Central Bank) report, the economy has slightly decelerated in the second quarter of 2017. "The German economy will...

Free trade: EU and Japan agree on deal

The EU and Japan together represent around one third of global economic output. The trade agreement will be signed in autumn. The European Union and...

Police protection for founder of liberal mosque in Berlin

Having received a large number of death threats, Seyran Ateş is now under non-stop police protection, according to a report. Her newly founded mosque...

AfD party leader Petry under pressure

Frauke Petry is under pressure: This coming weekend, the head of the right-wing populist "Alternative for Germany" could lose the backing of her constituency...

“Germany is committing suicide”

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be allowed to speak to his German fans during the G-20 summit. Erdogan, ever the uncompromising agitator, did...

Same-sex marriage legalised in Germany: is there a catch?

Confetti rained down on members of the Green Party in the Bundestag's (German parliament) last session before the summer recess. On Friday, the 28th...

Opinion: Merkel’s balancing act

With the re-election of Chancellor Merkel in the September federal elections growing increasingly likely, the German head of government will be facing unparalleled challenges...

Vision and screwdrivers – Macron and Merkel converge on Europe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Back in January, when his chances of winning the French presidency were considered slim, Emmanuel Macron came to Berlin and spelled...

Time may be nearing for ECB stimulus exit, Weidmann opines

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The time may be nearing for the European Central Bank to start discussing the end of unprecedented stimulus as growth and...

Surge of British naturalisations in Germany

While the number of naturalised Turks in Germany is decreasing, 2016 saw a marked increase of 361 percent of Britons seeking German citizenship. The number of...