Germany http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30687/all en Germany won't sign blank cheque to settle EU budget spat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/germany-wont-sign-blank-cheque-settle-eu-budget-spat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior German government source warned on Wednesday that Germany would not simply open its chequebook to solve tricky EU budget talks and called for compromise ahead of a leaders' summit this week.</p> <p>Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said there was "never a guarantee of success" ahead of the EU summit on Thursday and Friday in Brussels where leaders aim to thrash out a deal on the bloc's seven-year budget.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/germany-wont-sign-blank-cheque-settle-eu-budget-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Germany Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:17:11 +0000 5747652 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel cautious on 'fracking' in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/merkel-cautious-fracking-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday expressed caution over whether the revolutionary oil and gas technique of "fracking" could be introduced in Germany, saying public safety was the main concern.</p> <p>The technology of "hydraulic fracturing", which has unlocked immense gas and oil resources and changed the geopolitics of energy, would "very probably also open up new gas deposits in Germany," Merkel told the Straubinger Tagblatt.</p> <p>"Contrary to large parts of the United States, we are living here in a very densely populated country," Merkel told the regional daily in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/merkel-cautious-fracking-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Germany Government Hydraulic fracturing AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:46:07 +0000 5761235 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany not trying to dictate to Europe - president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/germany-not-trying-dictate-europe-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Germany's president reassured Europeans on Friday they had nothing to fear from Berlin's dominant role in the continent and said closer integration would lead to a more European Germany rather than a Europe forced into Germany's image.</p> <p>In a keynote speech billed as setting out his vision for the continent, Joachim Gauck, a former Lutheran pastor and human rights activist from the former Communist East, urged people to look beyond the euro zone crisis and political upheavals and to view Europe as a union of shared values.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/germany-not-trying-dictate-europe-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Germany Joachim Gauck Political geography Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:00:31 +0000 5763146 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany to give conditional green light to 'fracking' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/germany-give-conditional-green-light-fracking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The German government is prepared to give the go-ahead to the revolutionary oil and gas technique of "fracking" in Germany, but under certain conditions, according to a ministry paper obtained by AFP on Tuesday.</p> <p>Under a draft proposal by the economy and environment ministries, fracking would be banned in areas where there are water reserves and mineral springs.</p> <p>This is a concession to public opinion where there are serious concerns about safety, as well as the environmental and health effects of the technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/germany-give-conditional-green-light-fracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Frack Germany Hydraulic fracturing AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:16:20 +0000 5766858 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany lays down rules for 'fracking' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/germany-lays-down-rules-fracking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The German government has drawn up rules for the controversial oil and gas technique of "fracking" to be carried out in Germany, according to a ministry paper obtained by AFP on Tuesday.</p> <p>Under a draft proposal by the economy and environment ministries, fracking -- the subject of fierce debate here -- would be banned in areas where there are water reserves and mineral springs.</p> <p>This is a concession to public opinion amid serious concerns about safety, as well as the environmental and health effects of the technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/germany-lays-down-rules-fracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Frack Germany Hydraulic fracturing Peter Altmaier AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:45:32 +0000 5766970 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany eyes new Internet industrial revolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/germany-eyes-new-internet-industrial-revolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Known throughout the world for quality cars and industrial giants, Germany is now seeking to position itself for the coming revolution, "industry 4.0", powered by Internet.</p> <p>"The Internet has become an integral part of industry," said Chancellor Angela Merkel as she inaugurated the CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech fair here in the northern city of Hanover.</p> <p>And German firms at the CeBIT show were scrambling not to get left behind by the global competition when it comes to making industrial processes smarter and more interconnected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/germany-eyes-new-internet-industrial-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CeBIT German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence Germany Hanover Technology AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:31:04 +0000 5776021 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany bans three Islamist Salafist groups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/germany-bans-three-islamist-salafist-groups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany said on Wednesday it had banned three Islamist Salafist groups which officials said aimed to sweep aside democracy and set up a system based on Sharia Islamic law.</p> <p>The interior ministry said the bans, which come amid stepped-up observation of the Salafist community in Germany, took effect early Wednesday in the western states of Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia.</p> <p>The targeted organisations are "DawaFFM" and "Islamische Audios", as well as "An-Nussrah", which is part of the "Millatu Ibrahim" group that was already banned in June, a ministry statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/germany-bans-three-islamist-salafist-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Islamism AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:01:25 +0000 5782168 at http://www.globalpost.com Fires in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/fires-germany <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> We know that in many cities in Germany and France fires break out regularly, sometimes killing scores of people and causing terrible human tragedy. However, the Turkish media talks about these fires only when buildings owned or inhabited by Turks are involved. Maybe this is just selective perception; nevertheless, these fires and the political reactions to them are worth discussing.</p><P>The cause of the most recent fire in Germany that devastated a house owned by Turks has not yet been revealed, but almost everyone believes there is some criminal explanation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/fires-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Turkish diaspora Turkish people Turks in Germany Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:03:08 +0000 Asianet 5803692 at http://www.globalpost.com Moody's confirms Germany's 'Aaa' rating, negative outlook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/moodys-confirms-germanys-aaa-rating-negative-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The international ratings agency Moody's confirmed on Thursday its top "Aaa" rating on German sovereign debt, albeit with a negative outlook, pointing to the country's well-balanced economy and record of fiscal discipline, a day after rumours over a possible German downgrade had rocked European stock markets. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/moodys-confirms-germanys-aaa-rating-negative-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Credit Credit rating agencies Germany AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:00:45 +0000 5819041 at http://www.globalpost.com In update, Moody's maintains Germany's 'Aaa' rating http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/update-moodys-maintains-germanys-aaa-rating <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The international ratings agency Moody's on Thursday issued a credit update of Germany, maintaining its top "Aaa" rating, albeit with a negative outlook, a day after rumours over a possible German downgrade had rocked European stock markets.</p> <p>The agency emphasised, however, that its annual credit report on Germany "is an annual update to the markets and does not constitute a rating action."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/update-moodys-maintains-germanys-aaa-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Credit rating agencies Economic history Germany Moody's AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:46:52 +0000 5819071 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany's Merck KGaA sees profit rise 54 per cent in Q1 helped by higher prices for key drug http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/germanys-merck-kgaa-sees-net-profit-rise-54-cent-q1-amid-hig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT - Higher prices for its multiple sclerosis drug Rebif helped German pharmaceutical and high-tech materials company Merck KGaA post a 54 per cent rise in first-quarter profit.</p> <p>Merck also saw stronger sales of materials for liquid-crystal displays and raised its profit forecast, saying it would achieve its 2014 goals this year.</p> <p>Its optimism came after it reported net profit of 266 million euros ($345 million) in the first three months of the year, up from 172.7 euros a year earlier. Total revenues rose 4.4 per cent to 2.76 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/germanys-merck-kgaa-sees-net-profit-rise-54-cent-q1-amid-hig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Germany Interferon beta-1a Labor Law Merck Merck KGaA Merck KGaA Pharmaceutical sciences The Canadian Press Tue, 14 May 2013 09:15:04 +0000 5837380 at http://www.globalpost.com Census finds 15 percent fewer foreigners in Germany than thought http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/census-finds-15-percent-fewer-foreigners-germany-thought <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's latest census shows the country has nearly 15 percent fewer foreigners than previously believed, the Federal Statistics Office said on Friday.</p> <p>Immigration is a hot topic in Germany, where the government has called for more highly skilled immigrants to offset an ageing population while also expressing concerns over how to integrate foreigners into German society.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/census-finds-15-percent-fewer-foreigners-germany-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethnic groups in Europe Ethnic groups in Germany Germanic peoples Germany Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 16:20:11 +0000 5849582 at http://www.globalpost.com European police raid far-right 'Werewolf' suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/european-police-raid-far-right-werewolf-suspects <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police launched raids in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland Wednesday against six suspected members of a far-right "Werewolf" cell modelled on late-World War II plans for a Nazi guerrilla resistance.</p> <p>Four suspects in the three countries, plus two neo-Nazis in detention in Switzerland, were suspected of having formed a terrorist organisation that was considering violent attacks, said Germany's federal prosecution office.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/european-police-raid-far-right-werewolf-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Germany Government Law Social Issues War AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:02:20 +0000 5886101 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany seeks skilled migrants for some sectors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/germany-seeks-skilled-migrants-some-sectors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany Monday for the first time published a list of jobs it wants to fill with workers from outside the European Union to counter labour shortages in the ageing nation.</p> <p>The jobs include hospital nurses and caregivers for the elderly, robotics experts, electricians and train drivers. Applicants must present qualifications deemed equal to those in Germany.</p> <p>"We need skilled immigration to ensure Germany's long-term prosperity," said Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen. "Shortages of qualified personnel affect not just graduates but also the middle part of the labour market."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/germany-seeks-skilled-migrants-some-sectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Employment Germany Labor economics Skilled worker Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:34:37 +0000 5890376 at http://www.globalpost.com German investor sentiment beats expectations in August http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/german-investor-sentiment-beats-expectations-august <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Investment sentiment in Germany rose more than expected in August, amid signs that the eurozone's recession may be coming to an end, a new survey found on Tuesday.</p> <p>The widely watched investor confidence index calculated by the ZEW economic institute rose by 5.7 points to 42.0 points in August, beating analysts' forecasts for an increase to about 40 points this month.</p> <p>"This is the highest reading since March 2013," ZEW said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/german-investor-sentiment-beats-expectations-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Financial economics Germany Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung AFP Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:17:16 +0000 5908714 at http://www.globalpost.com