Germany is introducing more flexible labor regulations - or at least it's giving them a try. The government wants to see whether easing working conditions helps companies and their employees. But the pilot project is already controversial.
Regulators from around the world have reached a compromise on new banking measures, ending a battle that began at the height of the financial crisis and was fiercely contested by banks on both sides of the Atlantic.
A recovery in the labor market has reduced poverty and improved social justice across the EU, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. But the gap between northern and southern countries remains wide.
Pilots across Germany are stopping planned deportations of rejected asylum seekers. At the same time, refugees are appealing their deportation orders in record numbers - and winning.
With Germany's coalition talks in turmoil, Chancellor Angela Merkel might have to make do with a minority government. DW takes a look at what that is, and why many Germans are afraid of it.
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