German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has defeated a bid by the oppostion to introduce compulsory quotas for women on the supervisory boards of companies. But the issue has exposed a rift in Merkel's party.
Starting next year, German parties in the Bundestag will receive an additional €25 million in taxpayer funding. It's not the first time the Bundestag has passed a costly bill during a major soccer tournament.
Why are women so hugely underrepresented in senior positions in German business? Are they being prevented from getting ahead in Europe's powerhouse? Or do they have themselves to blame? Lisa Ellis reports.
Angela Merkel may be a shining example of female political leadership, but her country lags behind when it comes to female representation in the corporate world, according to a new report.
The German Cabinet has approved legislation allowing refugees with so-called "subsidiary" status to bring their direct relatives to Germany. The finer details have exposed deep divisions within the governing coalition.
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