German ambassador Dr Eckhard Lubkemeier, who today said austerity is not an impediment to growth. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Austerity, or the consolidation of public and private budgets, is not an impediment to growth, the German ambassador to Ireland has said.He said one o(...)

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund players celebrate on the last occasions they won the Uefa Champions League in 2001 and 1997 respectively. Photographs: Reuters

With an eye on Wembley, Germany’s biggest newspaper crowed in English “We are the Champions!”. Europe’s strongest economy, booming exports, rec(...)