The German chancellor has rejected calls from her sister party to limit the number of refugees entering Germany. In a wide-ranging interview she defended the G20 summit in Hamburg and spending on infrastructure.
SPD leader Martin Schulz has called for Germany to use its budget surplus for domestic and EU-wide investment. The pitch is an attempt to revive the SPD’s chances against Chancellor Merkel in September’s election.
Germany’s top automaker Volkswagen will from 2019 replace its luxury-range competitor Mercedes-Benz as the top sponsor of the national football team, the company and sports body said on Friday.
Angela Merkel has opened the door to having a Eurozone finance minister. She made the comment during a joint press conference on Thursday with French president Emmanuel Macron in Paris after a joint Franco-German cabinet meeting.
Israeli police investigating allegations of corruption in a $2bn deal with Germany to buy submarines and naval patrol craft have arrested the prime minister’s personal lawyer as well as several other of his associates.
Austria has deployed four armoured vehicles along its Italian border and has 750 troops at the ready to prevent a future flux of migrants from crossing the border.
German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of around one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, local media reported on Thursday, raising echoes of competitor Volkswagen’s ‘dieselgate’ scandal.
France and Germany agreed Thursday to begin work on a joint fighter jet, a major advance in their relations designed to underline their united front in the face of fracturing Western relations.
Credit and bond purchases that benefited Greece also brought in revenues to Germany, to the tune of €1.34 billion, according to a media report on Tuesday.
A blame game over ugly street violence that marred Germany’s hosting of the G20 summit last week spilled into the national election campaign as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel.