The project manager for the Prognos consulting company in Düsseldorf, Jan-Philipp Kramer, talks about the opportunities and problems faced by a region that is undergoing major changes.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking a fourth term this September, but the election race may not see a clear winner. Coalition building may prove interesting. Here's a who's who of German political parties.
Just two months after winning a hotly-contested bid for French engineering company Alstom's energy operations, US industrial giant General Electric has announced plans to cut close to a fifth of the workers.
The German economy is chugging along, but companies are facing a growing gap in skilled labor. One company in Germany's southwest is turning to young talent from Catalonia, one of Spain's wealthiest regions.
Gerald Asamoah was a star on Germany's national football team. Now he works with young people at the Rosa Parks School in Germany to promote tolerance and understanding, so that xenophobia and violence don't take root.
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