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On 20 December Bavaria's Prime Minster Horst Seehofer met the head of the Czech government Petr Necas in Prague. It was the first official visit of the prime minister of the largest German federal state in the neighbouring Czech…
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On 21 December a letter from the interior ministers of Germany and France, respectively Thomas de Maiziere and Brice Hortefeux, to the European Commission was revealed. In the letter the two politicians reproach Bulgaria and Romania…
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The management of the German construction company Hochtief announced on 10 December an increase of the company’s share capital by 10% through an issue of new shares. The additional shares were bought by Qatar’s state-controlled…
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On 10 December a resolution envisaging a gradual reduction of subsidies for hard and brown coal mines until 2018 was adopted at a meeting of the EU Council. Germany managed to push through provisions which were in line with its…
Analyses | | Konrad Popławski,
The recently passed budget law indicates that the federal government intends to consolidate the budget primarily by increasing revenue while only slightly reducing public spending.
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On 28 November, leaders of the Green Party in Hamburg decided to withdraw from the coalition with the CDU. This coalition was established in 2008. The CDU/Green Party government was the only government of this kind at the federal…
Analyses | | Konrad Popławski,
Germany’s strong resistance to the US proposal to reduce the global trade imbalance proves that German politicians perceive exports as the main driver of their country’s economic development.
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On 12 November, the Bundestag voted in favour of a healthcare system reform. The law, which will come into force on 1 January 2011, will impose higher treatment costs on citizens. This is aimed at reducing deficits in the healthcare…
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On 1 November, the Russian Federation introduced additional conditions for granting visas to German citizens. Now they must meet similar criteria to Russian citizens applying for a Schengen visa. No restrictions of this kind have been…
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On 8 November, the special commission of historians who had been investigating the activity of the German Ministry of Finance between 1933 and 1945, presented its initial report. According to the historians, the ministry was co-…