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The German government has said Europe’s powerhouse will not move away from its budgetary policy of zero fresh borrowing, Brexit or not. It’s Berlin’s way of sending a “signal of continuity,” but not everyone is amused.
German companies look eager to help Greek islands cover their energy needs with the help of renewables. And Berlin could help with the financing of such projects, the German economy minister has said in Athens.
Italian football journalist Francesco Archetti has been covering Italian and German soccer for more than two decades. He’s not so sure Italy will maintain their great record against a strong German side.
Germany’s economy minister, who is on a three-day visit to Greece, has told the Greek people that he understands their concerns about the tough austerity measures imposed on them by the creditor nations.
Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel is embarking on a three-day trip to Greece, where he is expected to focus on intensifying bilateral trade and investment partnership amid the fallout from Brexit.
Inflation in Germany has gone up a bit recently, reflecting a trend reversal in energy prices and higher prices for services. But economists are far from sounding the all clear after the latest statistical data.
In a huge blow to London, Germany has said the city could not host the headquarters of a planned European stock exchange giant after Britain’s exit from the EU. It could also not remain a center for trading in euros.
At his Tuesday press conference, Germany coach Joachim Löw told reporters that history will mean nothing against Italy in their Euro 2016 quarterfinal. Germany have never beaten Italy in a tournament match.
A special commission of German employers and workers has agreed to slightly increase the statutory national minimum wage, meaning good news especially for millions of low-skilled workers in Europe’s biggest economy.
Bank shares have been hit hard since the UK’s Brexit referendum. Two hedge funds homed in on Germany’s Deutsche Bank – betting huge sums of money on the large lender’s stock price dropping further.
Forget the minnows. The unfancied Italians are arguably the top surprise of Euro 2016. in the first of Monday’s round of 16 matches, they made Spain look over the hill, beating the defending champs 2-0.
After sputtering in the group stage of Euro 2016, Germany seemed to have all cylinders firing against Slovakia. However, coach Joachim Löw has warned that they will have to be even better against either Italy or Spain.
As Yugoslavia fell apart in 1991, a Germany newly put back together dared to unilaterally take action and recognize the independence of Slovenia and Croatia independence. Was Germany overstepping its authority?
Germany’s top diplomat Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Brexit talks to start “as soon as possible” after meeting representatives of the EU’s founding nations. His colleagues also put pressure on London to hurry talks up.
EU officials have called for the UK to start the exit process “as soon as possible” after voters decided to leave the bloc. But the US president said their decision speaks to the “challenges raised by globalization.”
Reactions to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union were quick to pour out of Germany, one of the bloc’s most stalwart proponents. Leaders will now discuss how to prevent a chain reaction in other EU states.
The Czech Republic lost to Turkey in another match with a score of 2-0
In a speech to parliament, President Vladimir Putin said combat readiness must be boosted in response to NATO’s “aggressive actions” near Russia’s borders. He has called for unity in the fight against terrorism.
Germany’s highest court has ruled in favor of one of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) crisis-fighting tools, but the real problem facing the eurozone is chronically low interest rates, argues DW’s Christoph Hasselbach.
Germany go into their final group stage game at Euro 2016 knowing they need at least a point to ensure a round of 16 berth. However, nothing less than a win and a couple of goals will suffice to silence their critics.
Germany’s supreme court will rule on whether the ECB has the authority it has claimed under “Outright Monetary Transactions” to do “whatever it takes” to save the euro.The tool was never used, but caused quite a stir.
Germany’s ruling coalition has agreed to reform the nation’s inheritance tax laws in favor of small to medium-sized businesses after a high court decision in 2014 mandated a whittling down of generous tax privileges.
Facing criticism from the media over their lack of offensive punch against Poland, Germany have gone on the offensive – at least figuratively. Two of the players who have faced much of the criticism faced the media.
France’s government is trying to imitate Germany – and is facing a lot of resistance for doing so, as evidenced by the current strikes and demonstrations. But maybe Germany isn’t the shining example it’s set up to be.
Germany had hoped to take all three points against Poland – to book their tickets for the round of 16. That this didn’t go according to plan is no catastrophe for the neutral – or Germany fan, writes DW’s Chuck Penfold.
Call this one the match that refused to believe the hype. Germany and Poland cancel one another out in a less than scintillating 0-0 draw, where the two defenses came up trumps. The result was a yawner.
Chinese appliance firm Midea has announced it has launched a cash offer for a stake of 30 percent in German industrial robotics supplier Kuka. The takeover bid has stoked controversy in Germany and Europe.
Germany are set to face what is widely regarded as their toughest opponent in Group C of Euro 2016 in France. A victory over Poland would see “Die Mannschaft” take a big step towards the knockout stage.
Every team at the tournament has now played their first match. So who are the early winners and losers? And what else can we conclude? DW Sports runs through what was what in the first five days.