People's Daily Online
Yearender: Germany to pursue consistent European policy under new gov't
A "grand coalition"under the leadership of Angela Merkel is expected to take office before Christmas as the chancellor's conservative bloc and the center-left Social Democratic Party have reached a deal to rule Europe's largest economy for the next four years.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Feminists confront sex work laws
On Berlin's Kurfurstenstrasse, they are out in force - women in their late teens to late 40s, some of them perhaps older but dressed to look younger.
The Washington Post
Speedy Autobahn Drive to Cost Foreigners Under German Plan: Cars
After weeks of negotiations, Merkel's conservative bloc and the Social Democrats agreed to levy a toll for using the country's highways as part of a deal to form a governing coalition.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Europe's biggest brothel: it will cost a 4.5m and will boast 90 prostitutes
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The Washington Post
Deutsche Bank-Schaeuble Clash Over Bank Regulation Escalates
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble pushed back against Deutsche Bank AG co-Chief Executive Officer Juergen Fitschen after he said the minister's call to keep up vigilance of banks was "irresponsible."
Czech Atomic Expansion Deemed Hopeless by CEZ Without Aid
The Czech Republic 's ambition to secure its future energy independence with a $15 billion nuclear expansion will be thwarted unless the state guarantees a price for the power, the country's largest electricity producer said.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Germany's Social Democrats chief races to rally troops
German Social Democrats chief Sigmar Gabriel is on a major charm offensive, racing across the country to win over sceptics among the party faithful for a 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Siemens Warming to Female Quotas Shows Germany's Gender Dilemma
Five years after pledging to promote more women to leadership roles without using legal quotas, Siemens AG is fighting a losing battle.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Report: German auditors, EU probing procurement of helicopters
German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere is the target of federal auditors over the procurement of naval helicopters, Der Spiegel reported this weekend.
Times of Oman
Germany still continues with same old foreign policy
Finally, the coalition agreement responds to concerns about Germany's ability to be a reliable partner in Nato and EU military missions in a potentially more integrated EU defence organization.
Should Swiss CEOs Make 100 Times More Than Their Workers?
A campaign by young Swiss activists to cap executive pay give multinationals a scare - and the rest of us some welcome inspiration.
Weil on Finance: Germany's Irish Shell Firms
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Sun Dec 01, 2013
Library of Economics and Liberty
Switzerland doesn't cap the salaries of top executives
The Swiss overwhelmingly rejected a popular initiative that would have capped executive pay to 12 times the wage of the lowest-paid employee in the same business.
Joffe: Good-Bye to Germany's Angela I, Empress of Europe
If the U.S. is currently ruled by stalemate -- with polarized parties crippling its Founders' checks and balances -- Germany has too much uniformity and too little contest, which is the lifeblood of democracy.
The Star Online
Polls show SPD supporters back German coalition deal before ballot
A majority of Social Democrat supporters back the deal agreed last week with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, polls showed on Sunday, signalling grassroots members may vote for the "grand coalition" in a ballot.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Germany's same old foreign policy
By Wolfgang Ischinger Former German ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Conference on Security More than ten weeks after its general election, Germany continues to be without a new government.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Big News Network.com
Deal reached on new government for Germany under Merkel
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
German coalition agrees on dual citizenship for Muslims, Turks demand more
Wherever Islamic law and Western law conflict, Western law has to give way. And when concessions are made, more concessions are demanded.
Stefan MEISTER: The decision on signing the agreement depends on...
Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty Recent events in Ukraine, such as the suspension of the process of preparations for signing the Association Agreement by the government and so-called Euromaidan, mass rallies against this step of the Ukrainian power, have received broad ... (more)
Wed Nov 27, 2013
World Briefs / German rivals form coalition
After five weeks of negotiations, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives reached an agreement Wednesday with their Social Democratic rivals on a program for a new coalition government, with concessions to the left that pleased labor leaders and almost immediately drew criticism from business interests.