Gay and lesbian couples have until now only been able to enter into registered partnerships with fewer legal rights than heterosexual couples. That all changed on Sunday as same-sex marriage became legal in Germany.
Poland’s governing conservatives have set up a parliamentary committee tasked with looking into the extent of World War II reparations they claim is owed by Germany, the new body’s head said Friday.
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.
Two of Austria’s leading economic research institutes significantly boosted their growth prognoses for the domestic economy in new reports released on Friday.
Former German Chancellor Schröder has been elected to the board of Russian energy giant Rosneft. Though controversial at home, his seat was all but certain as the Russian government nominated him for the post.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) defectors Frauke Petry and her husband Marcus Pretzell fed speculation on Wednesday that they might form a group to rival a party they now describe as overly “radicalized.”
Germany’s hardline finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is to leave his post to become speaker of the new parliament following watershed elections at the weekend.
Germany’s military has finished its withdrawal from Turkey’s airbase Incirlik, prompted by Ankara’s refusal to allow visits by German parliamentarians. Bundeswehr planes will instead be based in Jordan.
The maker of France’s TGV trains announced on Tuesday a “merger of equals” with German industrial leader Siemens in a giant and politically tricky deal to create a new European rail champion.
The Christian Social Union (CSU) was one of many old German parties to suffer at the hands of the AfD in the election. But Merkel’s Bavarian sister party has another problem — an upcoming state election at home. DW reports,