Germany’s public pension and health care funds have amassed billions of euros and should be able to earn a good return on their capital. But negative interest rates are making this almost impossible.
Jul 30, 2018 in
Unlike many developed countries, Germany’s tax system does not directly reward business investment in research and development. But that could be about to change.
Jul 20, 2018 in
The number of foreigners choosing to study for degrees in Germany is increasing. The country now ranks fifth, behind the US, Britain, Australia and France, as students' destination of choice.
Jul 18, 2018 in
More refugees are getting jobs in Germany, new figures show. But industry leaders still want the government to provide additional help.
May 29, 2018 in
Language barriers and socio-economic hurdles mean immigrant students perform worse in classrooms across Germany than their native peers, according to OECD research.
Mar 19, 2018 in
Prime Minister May is reportedly ready to meet EU financial demands as Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier urges compromise before next month’s decisive summit.
Nov 29, 2017 in
As German party leaders wrangle over forming a new government, the country's economy roars ahead from record to record. Only a lack of labor poses a problem.
Nov 28, 2017 in
Germany’s largest union wants workers to have the option for a temporary 28-hour week when work-life balance makes it desirable.
Oct 10, 2017 in
Conservatives must stop quarreling over a cap on Germany’s annual refugee intake and instead start focusing on integration of migrants who are already here, a leading economist says.
Sep 28, 2017 in
A few months ago it looked like the topic of immigration could keep Angela Merkel from a fourth term in office, but things have changed a lot since then.
Aug 18, 2017 in
It is a fact that Germany has let go of many cops in recent years and now has too few. The question is what do about it now.
Aug 03, 2017 in
German unions want reductions in working time, possibly to as little as 28 hours per week, while employers criticize the move as costly and misguided.
Jul 17, 2017 in
Management culture needs a shift from presenteeism to achievement, a new report says.
May 30, 2017 in
Germany’s Social Democrats hoped to take the offensive this weekend. Then a former party leader launched a broadside against current chancellor candidate Martin Schulz.
May 29, 2017 in
Germany last month registered its lowest unemployment rate since 1991, with the labor market showing no signs of slowing. So why isn’t anyone celebrating?
May 04, 2017 in