Germany has been a leading advocate of austerity, but there hasn't been much belt-tightening in the boardroom. Last year supervisory board salaries in DAX-listed companies hit a record high.
Big German companies need to put more women on their executive boards, said Germany's Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley. The official threatened legal measures if the firms fail to fix the problem within the year.
Germany's Social Democrats are dismayed at former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's nomination to the board of the Russian energy giant Rosneft. The party's secretary-general, however, is taking the bull by the horns.
Michael Reschke has joined Stuttgart as a member of the board responsible for sport. Reschke spent three years at Bayern Munich and is one of Germany's most highly regarded scouts.
German arms firm Rheinmetall and President Tayyip Erdogan met in 2015 in Istanbul to plan fabrication of tanks in Turkey, says the German magazine Stern. The plan is now deemed "nonactive," but it had been well advanced.
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