An ageing population has the government worried about dwindling productivity and ballooning pension payments. It's urging businesses to hire more older people.
Four German political parties — the Christian Democrats, Christian Social Union, Free Democrats and Greens — are now in their third week of talks to form a government. They disagree about more things than they agree on.
At an age when many would comfortably slide into retirement, 74-year old physician and businessman Wolfgang Kehr is only getting started with his next idea. He's not what you'd call a typical startup founder.
Germany's leading economic institutes have predicted record budget surpluses over the next two years as Europe's biggest economy will continue powering ahead amid higher-than-expected growth rates.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has pointed out that youth unemployment remains a major modern-day concern. Young people's labor force participation has declined sharply in the past two decades.
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