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A woman wears a mask during a protest against nuclear power. The 1977 decision to store waste in a salt mine in Gorleben, 125km southeast of Hamburg, was made without public consultation and prompted decades of protest. Photograph: Getty Images

After 36 years of political feuds and citizen protests, Germany has gone back to the drawing board in its hunt for somewhere to store its nucle(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: facing political pressure in Berlin to demand fiscal concessions from Ireland in exchange for granting extra time to repay crisis loans. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel is facing political pressure in Berlin to demand fiscal concessions from Ireland in exchange for granting extra(...)

The Hamburg magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ has fired joint editors Georg Mascolo and Mathias Müller von Blumencron, citing irreconcilable differences over the “strategic direction” of the company.

To charge or not to charge? The existential question facing news organisations around the world has claimed two prominent scal(...)

Three of Daryl Walshe’s children, Leo (10), Roslyn (8) and Karsten (4)

On Wednesday, Daryl Walshe had better news than 19 million other people around Europe. While official figures recorded the worst-ever jobless rate (...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said that at EU level he would push for an automatic financial information exchange between member states. Photograph: Eric Luke

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has led calls for leaked information on offshore tax havens to be handed over to national tax authori(...)

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,(...)

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