Alice Weidel, co-Bundestag faction leader and  Katrin Ebner-Steiner, deputy chairman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party as initial results from the Bavarian state elections are announced in Mamming, Germany. Photograph: Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies suffered their worst election result since 1950 on Sunday, exit polls suggest. The Christian Social(...)

Germany could make it easier to hire and fire senior bankers in a move intended as a sweetener for global banks who want to move staff to the continent after Brexit but are worried about laws making it hard to sack them. (Photograph: iStockPhoto)

Germany could make it easier to hire and fire senior bankers in what would be a rare exception to its strict labour rules, an ally of Chancellor Angel(...)