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Mighty Germany gets a wake up call about unemployment

May 29, 2013
The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe's largest economy held onto its jobless rate of 6.9 percent -- lower than the majority of euro zone countries.
Posted In: Germany, Unemployment, Europe debt crisis

Germany and France launch 'New Deal' to combat youth unemployment

May 28, 2013
Germany and France are launching a 'New Deal' to combat the problem of youth employment in Europe. 24 percent are out of work in the euro zone -- that figure rises to more than 50 percent in Greece and Spain.
Posted In: Germany, France

The added value of autistic employees

May 22, 2013
German business software company SAP has announced a push to hire autistic people. SAP says autistic employees raised company productivity and engagement.
Posted In: Germany, SAP, autism, Tech

SAP to recruit autistic employees

May 22, 2013
German business software company SAP has announced a push to hire autistic people. SAP says it's hoping other companies follow its lead.
Posted In: Germany, SAP, autism, Tech

Euro zone economies shrink for sixth straight quarter

May 15, 2013
France is in recession, while Germany's economy has expanded.
Posted In: Euro Eurozone, European Union, France, Germany

Austerity on agenda as G7 meets near London

May 10, 2013
As the G7 gathers near London, austerity is on everyone's mind.
Posted In: G7, Europe debt crisis, Eurozone, Germany, United Kingdom

Austerity rift chills French-German relations

May 8, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoyed close relations with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy but not with successor Francois Hollande. Differences over austerity are part of the problem.
Posted In: France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande

Eastern, Southern Europeans flock to Germany seeking work

May 8, 2013
More than a million foreigners flocked to Germany for work last year, the biggest influx since 1995. Most of the migrants were from Eastern Europe, but many came from recession-hit countries elsewhere in the euro zone.
Posted In: Germany, Immigration, Europe

As Germany stumbles, will the rest of Europe fall down with it?

Apr 23, 2013
Linked by a common currency, the countries in the euro zone are roped together like climbers scaling a cliff face. If one or more loses their footing, the rest could come crashing down.
Posted In: Germany, France, Europe debt crisis

Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights

Apr 22, 2013
Ground staff at Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, walked off the job Monday on a one-day strike that prompted the company to cancel most of the day's scheduled flights.
Posted In: airline industry, Germany, Airlines

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