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.
From teachers to bookkeepers to police officers, migrants seeking jobs are in demand in Germany, particularly in the public sector. Nevertheless, they continue to face significant discrimination in the labor market.
Short sellers have been hounding the share price of one Germany's biggest financial technology companies in recent weeks. German and European regulators said they feared contagion.
The German parliament has approved a change to the country's controversial law banning the "advertisement" of abortions. Rights advocates have said that the new law does not go far enough.
The Federal Court of Justice has classed manipulative software in diesel cars as a "defect." The decision is a major boost for consumers seeking damages over the VW Dieselgate scandal.
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