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Germany opens door to deal on EU digital tax at December meeting

Nov 12 2018

BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he favours getting a binding deal on a European Union digital tax at a meeting of EU finance ministers in December, and that he supports the French model for the move.

UPDATE 3-Germany opens door to deal on EU digital tax at December meeting

Nov 12 2018

* Germany had wavered, wants carmakers protected (Adds details on French position; Juncker comment)

Volkswagen, Daimler agree to pay for diesel fixes

Nov 08 2018

COLOGNE, Germany/BERLIN German carmakers agreed to spend up to 3,000 euros ($3,430) per vehicle to help reduce diesel emissions as the government and industry respond to driving bans in major cities. | Video

German firms would face billions in extra tariffs in hard Brexit: study

Oct 09 2018

BERLIN German firms would face extra tariffs of more than 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) a year if Britain quits the European Union without a trade deal, and their exports to Britain might drop by up to 57 percent, Germany's IW institute said on Tuesday. | Video

Unexpected decline in German industry output hints at economic slowdown

Oct 08 2018

BERLIN German industrial output dipped unexpectedly in August for the third time in as many months, data showed on Monday, suggesting Europe's largest economy lost steam in the third quarter.

German coalition avoids split with solution to spymaster crisis

Sep 23 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition resolved a dispute over Germany's scandal-tainted spymaster on Sunday, ending a crisis that had prompted concerns the six-month-old government could fall apart.

German coalition's future at stake as parties again try to resolve spymaster affair

Sep 22 2018

BERLIN The fate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwieldy six-month-old government hangs in the balance this weekend as the three coalition parties seek again to resolve their dispute over Germany's scandal-tainted spymaster.

Germany can't look away if Syria uses chemical weapons: Merkel

Sep 12 2018

BERLIN Top German officials on Wednesday called for concerted global efforts to prevent chemical weapons being used in Syria, as conservative chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could not simply look away if such attacks took place.

German spy chief at odds with Merkel over hounding of migrants in Chemnitz

Sep 07 2018

BERLIN Germany's domestic spy chief expressed scepticism on Friday that migrants had been hounded in Chemnitz after the fatal stabbing of a German man, undermining Chancellor Angela Merkel who has said images from the eastern city "very clearly" showed hate.

Germany considers tightening controls on buying strategic firms

Aug 07 2018

BERLIN Germany is considering tighter controls on foreign investments as concerns over Chinese takeovers of strategically important technology firms mount.

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