Unemployment in Germany rose slightly in December, but at a slower rate than usual for the time of year. Unemployment is now at 6.7 percent, bringing the total number of jobless Germans to 2.87 million.
Young Europeans recently gathered in Brussels for two days of debate and to vote on their vision for Europe. Things were more cheerful than when heads of state and government take part, says Uta Steinwehr from Brussels.
A Kurdish youth group in Germany is vowing to bring destruction to Europe, following several attacks on Turkish targets. Ankara has urged Germany to do more to find those responsible for mosque attacks over the weekend.
Incoming German Family Minister Franziska Giffey is typical of the fresh new faces in the government. Although not experienced at the national level, she's down-to-earth, female and, above all, young.
The jobless rate in Germany declined to a new all-time low in February, underscoring the strength of the country's labor market that is fueling a consumption-led upswing in Europe's biggest economy.
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