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Germany outlines deal with EU on green levy for co-generation plants


BERLIN Germany said it has resolved a dispute with the European Union so that German firms that generate power for their own consumption can remain exempt from a green energy surcharge, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday.

Cheap money exposes weakness of German banks 5:38pm BST

FRANKFURT European Central Bank money-printing has exposed the fault lines in Germany's banking system, forcing its sprawling network of lenders to rethink their business models and slash costs.


EU-U.S. trade deal in doubt as France urges end to talks 4:45pm BST

PARIS/BRUSSELS France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany just two months after their countries' leaders reaffirmed support for an accord. | Video


European Commission says 'ball still rolling' on trade deal with U.S. 29 Aug 2016

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive said on Monday it had a unanimous mandate from the bloc's 28 members to finalise negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, a day after Germany's economy minister said the talks had "de facto failed".


International experts in Egypt to inspect Metrojet wreckage 29 Aug 2016

CAIRO Experts from Russia and Germany are in Egypt to inspect the wreckage of a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Sinai last year killing all 224 people on board, the Egyptian-led investigating committee said on Monday.


Exclusive - German trade group slashes exports forecast as Brexit hit looms 29 Aug 2016

BERLIN Germany's BGA trade association slashed its 2016 forecast for export growth, its head said on Monday, predicting sales abroad by Europe's biggest economy would later stagnate as the delayed impact of Brexit hit home.


Germany, Poland and France call for more efforts to end Ukraine crisis 28 Aug 2016

WEIMAR, Germany The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland agreed on Sunday there should be greater international efforts to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters.


Germany, Poland and France revive Weimar group to bolster EU confidence 28 Aug 2016

WEIMAR, Germany Germany, Poland and France vowed on Sunday to reinvigorate the "Weimar Triangle" group first formed 25 years ago after the end of the Cold War to help deal with the many challenges now facing Europe, including Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Merkel urges Turks not to bring conflicts to Germany 28 Aug 2016

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged people of Turkish origin living in Germany to take part in German society and not to bring conflicts taking place back in Turkey to Germany.


Up to 300,000 refugees to come to Germany this year - migration office head 27 Aug 2016

BERLIN The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told a German newspaper that he expected a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year.


Turkey signals no let up in Syria campaign, despite Western concerns

ISTANBUL Turkey's army chief signalled no let up in a Syria offensive Washington has criticised for targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as well as jihadists, and said its successes showed last month's failed coup had not dented the military's power. | Video