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Interview: MEP Rebecca Harms discusses Karlsruhe court decision and reaching social targets

Posted: April 15, 2014 at 13:06   /   Germany

Earlier this month, Germany’s Green Party spoke with Euroviews at their European election campaign launch. The party co-chairs, Rebecca Harms and Sven Giegold, were in Berlin on April 2 to announce the changes they hope to make in the European Parliament. By Michelle Pucci In 2009, the Greens won 12 per cent of the vote […]

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Minimum wages: step back or forward?

Posted: April 13, 2014 at 13:03   /   Germany

Introduction of national minimum wages by new German government has caused controversy   By Aliya Iskenderova BERLIN – For decades the German wage labour system has been a place with no strings attached for employers as well as for workers. But last week the German Bundestag agreed on the introduction of a national minimum wage of €8.50 […]

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Fighting youth unemployment with mobility

Posted: April 12, 2014 at 17:00   /   Germany

Youth unemployment remains a pressing issue in Europe, having reached over 23 per cent across the EU in 2014. The European Youth Parliament’s think tank gathered in Berlin for a four-day event last week to discuss how youth unemployment can be combated using mobility measures. By Sofia Gerganova BERLIN – On April 10 the European […]

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Country profile – Germany

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 10:19   /   Germany, Profile

Population: 81 million Minorities: Turkish (2.4%), Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Danish, Spanish Capital: Berlin Size: 357.000 km2 Government: Federal parliamentary republic Official language: German Main religion: An estimated 68% of the country is Christian (equally divided into Protestants and Roman Catholics). 3.7% are Muslim Date of EU accession: Germany is a founding member of […]

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