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Sent packing: Germany sets out to fry the cheap meat trade

03 Jul 2020

BERLIN How much should a slice of meat cost? More, says German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner.

Fearing 'autumn of discontent', EU to seek unity on recovery plan

18 Jun 2020

WARSAW/BERLIN European Union leaders will try to narrow their differences over a coronavirus economic recovery plan at a summit on Friday, worried that further bickering and delay will only dent public confidence in the bloc as a deep downturn takes hold.

U.S. troop plans "shake transatlantic relationship", Merkel ally says

08 Jun 2020

BERLIN U.S. plans to withdraw troops from Germany "shake the pillars of the transatlantic relationship", Peter Beyer, the German coordinator for transatlantic ties, told Reuters on Monday.

Portuguese prosecutors to trawl German suspect's records in McCann case

07 Jun 2020

LISBON/BERLIN Portugal's prosecutor's office said on Saturday it would pore over its files to see if a German man suspected of murdering British girl Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in the southern Algarve region in 2007, has a criminal record there.

German industry orders in record slump, but worst is likely over

05 Jun 2020

BERLIN Orders for German industrial goods fell 25.8% in April, suffering their biggest drop since records began in 1991, but the low point has probably passed for the backbone of Europe's largest economy, the Economy Ministry said on Friday.

Madeleine McCann is assumed dead, German prosecutor says

04 Jun 2020

BERLIN Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Portugal in 2007 aged just three, is assumed to be dead and an imprisoned German child abuser is the murder suspect, a German prosecutor said on Thursday | Video

German economy sinks, but skirts worst of virus fallout

15 May 2020

BERLIN Germany's economy slumped in the first quarter at its steepest rate since 2009 with worse expected by mid-year, but it is weathering fallout from the coronavirus better than other EU states where outbreaks have been more disruptive. | Video

With economic integration pledge, Merkel seeks to defuse ECB time-bomb

13 May 2020

BERLIN Germany will act wisely in response to a court ruling targeting the European Central Bank's flagship stimulus programme and use the decision as impetus to drive closer euro zone economic policy coordination, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Germany spots way through ECB legal maze

11 May 2020

BERLIN German policymakers see a way out of the challenge posed by their top court to the European Central Bank's flagship policy programme that could even make the euro zone more robust -- but they need the ECB to play along.

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