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Macedonians who can find jobs are told to consider themselves lucky. But it’s unclear whether the luck is good or bad in a country where the minimal existing protections for workers are often blatantly ignored.
German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has said it’s planning to invest heavily in a new factory in Hungary. The plant will create thousands of new jobs and produce a variety of models in the auto maker’s product palette.
German carmaker Volkswagen has reported a rise in sales and operating profit, indicating the company’s dieselgate legacy is manageable. The firm also set aside more money to cover future litigation costs.
With more money than ever flowing in to the German Bundesliga, the league’s biggest clubs are growing more and more careless in how they acquire new talent. DW’s Stefan Bienkowski looks at diminishing returns.
Some 200,000 Germans are said to be holidaying in Turkey at the moment. The German Foreign Office warns tourists in Istanbul and Ankara to be extremely vigilant.
The south of France has inspired artists for centuries. After the tragic events of July 14 in Nice, here are some images seen through the eyes of artists who have captured the region’s beauty and joie de vivre.
In the wake of Thursday’s terrorist attack in Nice, France, German tour operators have offered no-fee cancellations to clients who booked holidays in the town. They’re also offering help to clients already there.
Mercedes have decided not to appeal a British Grand Prix penalty for Nico Rosberg. The sanction leaves the German driver just one point clear of team mate and fierce rival Lewis Hamilton in the championship standings.
New documents released by the CIA have revealed details about the detention of Khalid al-Masri, a German-Lebanese man mistaken for an al Qaeda member in 2003. He is yet to be given compensation or an apology from the US.
As EU and US negotiators have begun a new round of talks on the TTIP free trade pact, Greenpeace has published leaked documents, saying they would show Germany’s drive toward renewable energy is in ‘mortal danger.’
Sammer has been at the head of Bayern Munich’s sporting operations since 2012, in which the club has won every league championship since. He has suffered health issues in recent months.
Lewis Hamilton led from the front to win his home Grand Prix for the third successive year. The victory means reigning champion Hamilton cuts his German teammate Nico Rosberg’s championship lead to four points.
OECD researchers have said employment growth in Europe’s powerhouse will peter out in the second half of 2016. The organization warned the huge influx of migrants would take its toll on the labor market.
Quite a lot of German companies look set to lower their investments in the UK after the British vote to leave the European Union. But much will depend on Brexit negotiations between the EU and Britain.
British writer Sharon Dodua Otoo just won the prestigious Bachmann Prize for a story she’d “accidentally” written in German. DW spoke with her about Brexit, xenophobia and life as a Black person in Berlin.
The German cabinet has thrown its weight behind Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s draft budget for next year and his financing plans up to 2020. The main message is no fresh borrowing will be needed.
The German government has approved over 4 billion euros worth of arms exports in 2016 so far, a newspaper report has claimed. The figure marks a renewed increase in controversial weapons deliveries.
Joblessness in Europe’s biggest economy has never been lower in more than a quarter century, dropping below 6 percent for the first time since June 1991 as healthy economic growth causes companies to continue hiring.
German carmaker Volkswagen and US authorities are expected to reach a settlement agreement, which might make it clear for the first time how much the “Dieselgate” emissions-cheating scandal would cost the company there.
German business leaders have said the news about Britain resolved to leave the European Union has come as a shock to them. There’s agreement that the decision will deteriorate bilateral trade relations.
Chinese company Midea has moved closer to a controversial takeover of the German robotics firm Kuka. Some German politicians hoped that Voith would hold onto its shares to prevent the politically sensitive purchase.
Spurning Nike yet again, Germany’s national soccer association has chosen to stay teamed-up with Adidas as its supplier. However, keeping up with the reigning World Cup winners comes at a price for Adidas.
For the first time in modern German history, the yield of the country’s benchmark 10-year debt – also known as Bund – has fallen below zero percent as investors rush to safety ahead of Britain’s Brexit referendum
The German government has agreed on a new reform of electricity markets. It’s likely to slow down the transition to a clean energy future, removing wind from the sails of the German Energiewende. Critics are appalled.
Death threats against German parliamentarians on social media in Turkey are raising concerns. Experts looking at threats and hate speech in Turkey, say this mob mentality is part of the dominant political culture.
A Shanghai construction company has bought a majority share in the long-stagnant airport, hoping to see its business take off again. It’s betting that tourists and trade with Asia will be the salvation.
The popular German automaker said it sold 170,625 vehicles in May, more than it moved one month ago. With the rise, Mercedes has kept up a momentum that has been building since the beginning of the year.
A German newspaper says the government is trying to put together a consortium of European investors to buy Kuka, a leading German robotics maker. The aim is to prevent a takeover of Kuka proposed by a Chinese firm.
The troubled German auto maker has reported a steep drop in net profit for the first quarter of 2016, but described its result as “solid” in view of “challenges” arising from its diesel emission-cheating scandal.
Media reports have suggested German carmaker Volkswagen is considering building its own battery production facility to foster e-mobility. It could be a crucial move to lessen dependence on Asian producers.