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Germany is considering a move to establish a line of credit for automaker Opel in spite of European Union concerns over protectionist economic policies. Opel is expecting $3.3 billion from the German federal government and about $900 million from four German states where the company has a presence, the EU Observer reported Tuesday. Without the aid, the carmaker could go bankrupt by May or June, German newspaper reports have said.
German Foreign Minister Franc-Walter Steinmeier says the government should help the country's automobile industry with consumer tax breaks and financial aid. Steinmeier, a potential Social Democrat candidate for chancellery, called the automotive industry the spinal cord of the economy, Deutsche Welle reported Monday. Steinmeier called for direct aid for automakers and said, we must also stimulate the purchasing of automobiles with state incentives. In Germany, one in seven jobs is related to...
By Judy Dempsey With Britain and Poland calling for a tough response and the German government divided, European Union countries prepared for a bitter exchange at an emergency summit meeting Monday on how to respond to Russia's invasion of Georgia and its subsequent recognition of the independence of the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 24 July Berlin: On Thursday [24 July] morning, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU [Christian Democratic Union]) received US presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.
Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Luxembourg, 16 June: The EU foreign ministers whom CTK addressed today do not agree with Czech President Vaclav Klaus's opinion that the Lisbon treaty project has ended with the Irish "no" and that the process of ratification can no longer continue.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has unseated U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the world's most powerful woman, according to a new ranking by Forbes magazine.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany gave its strongest signal yet on Tuesday that it will send troops to join a U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, a move that is likely to prove divisive in the country 60 years after the Holocaust.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday the U.N. Security Council appeared to have reached agreement on a resolution designed to end the war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.
By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Monday it was inconceivable that the six powers that made an offer of incentives to Iran to encourage it to give up uranium enrichment would wait another two months for a response.
By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Monday it was inconceivable that the six powers that made an offer of incentives to Iran to encourage it give up uranium enrichment would wait another two months for a response.