A Swiss man who admitted to spying on German tax officials was given a suspended sentence and fined by a German court, in a case that has tested ties between Berlin and Bern.
Amazon has been ordered to pay 250 million euros ($294 million) back to Luxembourg after the European Commission found that the online retailer had received illegal tax benefits.
The man was working for the local government’s public order offenses department when he was seen reading an original edition of “Mein Kampf” while on a break but during work hours, according to a court statement.
A German court on Monday handed a five-year prison term to a doctor who fled Chile after being convicted there of complicity in child sex abuse at a Nazi paedophile sect.
In what could be the biggest case of collusion in German history, news magazine Der Spiegel reports that German car makers have been secretly meeting since the 1990s.
Poland’s government is attempting to push through a law that critics say would end judicial independence. The EU executive has warned it will launch legal procedures and sanctions if the reforms are implemented.
The G20 riots have put new political pressure on leftist centers like Rote Flora in Hamburg and Rigaer 94 in Berlin. But they remain protected by the law.
Germany has passed a new prostitution law to fight human trafficking and exploitation. It calls for more control, more regulations and more penalties – and it is not popular in the prostitution industry.
Germany’s parliament voted Friday to punish social media giants with fines of up to €50 million if they systematically fail to remove illegal hate speech.
German officials say growing numbers of pregnant immigrant women are paying German men to pose as fathers so that they can qualify for residency.