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The press gallery in the courtroom where the trial against suspected NSU member Beate Zschäpe will take place.  Turkey’s Sabah newspaper said it was going to the German constitutional court in Karlsruhe to demand a seat reservation. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Turkey’s Sabah newspaper is to appeal to Germany’s highest court over its (...)

The social welfare office on Bishop Street, Dublin. Irish youth unemployment dipped slightly last December but has returned to 30.8 per cent, just shy of where it was a year ago. Photograph: Frank Miller

For anyone trying to visualise the euro zone crisis, the relentless upward sweep of Eurostat’s jobless rate graph speaks for itself. Acco(...)

To outsiders’ eyes, German television can be a dispiriting wasteland of witless comedy and bizarre folk-music extravaganzas. But there is one genre(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has defended Dutch euro group head Jeroen Dijsselbloem, saying it is “not the task of taxpayers to st(...)

Protestors shouting anti-EU  slogans outside a Eurogroup meeting at the European Council building last night in Nicosia. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Cyprus was close to reaching agreement with its international lenders on a new bailout package early today that will protect depositors under €100,(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel said she understood people “shaking their heads at some pay packages”. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised excessive managerial pay, triggering speculation she is pursuing a secon(...)

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder addresses a news conference following a Social Democratic (SPD) parliamentary faction meeting in Berlin, March 12, 2013. In a return to the national political stage, Schroeder criticised his successor Angela Merkel for failing to build on his welfare reforms and raising Berlin's euro zone crisis bill by acting too slow and too late. The 68-year old Schroeder, a Social Democrat, has kept a low profile since being beaten by Merkel in a tight election in 2005, giving the occasional interview but largely staying out of the national limelight. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-SCHROEDER/       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)

Though no stranger to purple prose, Der Spiegel (...)

Christine Lagarde came, saw and pretty much conquered. The International Monetary Fund managing director’s comments about Ireland and the Irish(...)

Christine Lagarde came, saw and pretty much conquered. The International Monetary Fund managing director’s comments about Ireland and the Irish wer(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel flanked by Dieter Hundt, head of the Confederation of German Employers' Association (left) and Otto Kentzler, president of the central association of German Trade,  at the International Trade Fair in Munich at the weekend. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Free Democrat (FDP) coalition allies, battling the threat of electoral extinction, have pres(...)

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