A huge swastika that has scarred the walls of an Austrian castle for the past 80 years is still on view despite breaching strict postwar rules banning all Nazi symbols.
The number of German tax evaders who have self-declared to avoid prosecution trebled in the first quarter of 2014, , with the rise put down to the “Uli Hoeneß effect”. (Photo: Tax evader Boris Becker)
A petition by two German newspapers calling for the removal of Soviet tanks from a World War II memorial in Berlin has been rejected by the authorities.
The German economy is currently in the middle of a “solid upturn”, the government said on Tuesday, even if concerns about the fallout from Ukraine are souring investor confidence.
Italian mobsters have infiltrated “every sector in Germany”, according to investigators, with the Sicilian mafia particularly active in the Rhineland.
Germany warned of war in Europe on Monday, with vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stating the continent was being “dragged” into a “smouldering conflict” with Russia over Ukraine.
The German government has told Saudi Arabia it will not be receiving the military tanks it had been promised.
Germany’s aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, according to reports on Sunday.
Over 120 German professors of criminal law are supporting an initiative to legalize cannabis. They have called on the Bundestag to discuss the issue. Merkel’s coalition is skeptical. Deutsche Welle reports.
The vice president of Germany’s parliament has called on the European Union not to neglect the German language, saying that many documents affecting EU citizens could only be found in English.