Germany

How much does your neighbour earn?

John Egan takes a look at the complexities entailed in answering the question. If you would like to know how well off you are, you…


A future that leaves equality behind

Times are a changing for education, health, employment and income. John Egan reports on the findings of the OECD on emerging inequalities. For a young…


Europe: two steps forward one step back

A slightly diminished Merkel could not have wished for anything better in her changed circumstances than an ambitious, reform-minded and determined French partner, Geoff Kitney…




Rejecting the future

The United States and Britian have turned inward and away from their places in the international order. Germany and France are preparing to take their…


Pragmatic Frankfurt woos banking giant

The world’s biggest wealth manager, Swiss bank UBS, has chosen Frankfurt over London to set up its new subsidiary, UBS Europe SE. And the American…


Driving skills at Daimler and Porsche

Luxury carmaker Daimler is helping refugees and migrants in Germany boost their skills and find work with an innovative programme that will, by the end…


Merkel fights on as history awaits

What a journey she has been on! When it was first touted that Angela Merkel would become the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate for the…