Germany

EU finance chief says capital market reform benefits Germany too

LONDON - Despite scepticism in Germany about a need for EU financial liberalisation, some innovative German entrepreneurs struggle to raise funds and would benefit from a more open, pan-EU capital market, EU finance commissioner Jonathan Hill said on Friday.

Germany should cut taxes, economic institutes say 16 Apr 2015

BERLIN - Germany should use its strong fiscal position to lower taxes, leading German, Swiss and Austrian economic institutes said on Thursday in a report commissioned by the German government.

Leading institutes see risk of bubbles due to ECB policy 16 Apr 2015

BERLIN - Leading economic institutes from Germany, Austria and Switzerland warned on Thursday that there was a risk of bubbles forming on the stock markets due to the European Central Bank's expansive monetary policy.

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Germans downbeat on chances of Greek deal next week 16 Apr 2015

NEW YORK/ATHENS - Germany's finance minister said on Wednesday there was no prospect of the euro zone reaching a deal with Athens next week on economic reforms that would unlock bailout funds, potentially leaving Greece perilously short of money.

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Germans downbeat on chances of Greek deal next week 16 Apr 2015

NEW YORK/ATHENS - Germany's finance minister said on Wednesday there was no prospect of the euro zone reaching a deal with Athens next week on economic reforms that would unlock bailout funds, potentially leaving Greece perilously short of money.

Don't underestimate NATO, German minister says on Baltic visit 14 Apr 2015

TALLINN - Germany's defence minister said on Tuesday that nobody should underestimate NATO's rapid response capacity, which has been ratcheted up in response to worries about Russia's military ambitions after its actions in Ukraine.

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Foreign ministers call for end to fighting in east Ukraine 14 Apr 2015

BERLIN - Foreign ministers from Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine called for an end to the renewed heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine following tough talks in Berlin on Monday.

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Dutch populist Wilders mocks Merkel at German PEGIDA rally 13 Apr 2015

DRESDEN, Germany - Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders attempted on Monday to boost the German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA with a speech that mocked Chancellor Angela Merkel for saying Muslims "belong to Germany", but the demonstration failed to draw huge crowds.

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Germany needs to significantly increase investment - experts 13 Apr 2015

BERLIN - Germany is not investing anywhere near enough and its public and private sector must boost spending to ensure Europe's largest economy continues to grow and create jobs, a panel of experts said on Monday.

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Germanwings plane evacuated after bomb scare 13 Apr 2015

BERLIN - A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said.

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Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. | Video