The next German government plans to enforce its gender quota rules more seriously, setting significant financial punishments for businesses that don’t appoint enough senior female managers.
Feb 26, 2018 in
Even though universities don't charge tuition fees, degrees in Germany are far from free. As living and rental costs soar and less financial aid is available, many are strapped for cash.
Jan 17, 2018 in
Simple integration is an illusion, long ago dispelled. Yet young refugees may be the answer to Germany's shortage of skilled workers, if they receive the necessary support.
Dec 29, 2017 in
The internet giant's latest foray into Cyber Valley highlights the region's growing allure for powerhouse investors.
Oct 23, 2017 in
Politicians seek fountains of youth for sector in which whiz kids, struggling to get enough financing, are outpaced by whiz grandmas and grandpas.
Aug 31, 2017 in
Though admired abroad, Germany’s dual-education system is under pressure at home, as firms can’t find enough interested and able young people to train.
Jul 19, 2017 in
Berlin warns Germany’s carmakers they have the responsibility to avoid diesel bans by taking quick action to update models.
Jul 17, 2017 in
Germany's most left-leaning party has opened the door for a possible coalition with the Social Democrats and the Greens, should the numbers add up after September's federal elections.
Jun 12, 2017 in
German employers are broadly supportive of government plans to guide migrants arriving in the country into the labor market. But the proposals don't go far enough, they say.
May 09, 2016 in
German lawmakers plan to call for a parliamentary investigation into Volkswagen’s diesel-rigging scandal. The committee would scrutinize the work of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s transportation minister in cleaning up the crisis.
Apr 14, 2016 in
Elections in Baden-Württemberg may see the Greens become the state’s largest party, and Europe’s most successful Green Party, not least because of its newly pro-business policies.
Mar 07, 2016 in
In 2015 around 100,000 children under the age of six arrived in Germany. The government wants to create 80,000 new kindergarten places to accommodate them, to the dismay of local parents who have waited years for a spot.
Feb 03, 2016 in
Germany's Social Democratic party has proposed a plan to invest €600 billion in the country's infrastructure, research and education. It's the left-leaning party's latest effort to get back on the electoral map.
Jan 27, 2016 in
The German Institute for Economic Research says that in no other industry is the earnings gap so wide between the sexes.
Jan 13, 2016 in
The thousands of young refugees flooding into Germany could become a valuable resource with the proper training, but a visit to a vocation school in Berlin reveals a frustrating and cumbersome German education system.
Jan 04, 2016 in