In Germany, there is little appetite for risk-taking. But there’s no such thing as zero risk. Risk analyst Gerd Gigerenzer says it’s all about managing it. Germans, in particular, may have a lot to learn.
Fear of sanctions is demotivating the unemployed from getting a job, a new study aims to show. Meanwhile, Germany's political left is mulling a welfare reform to refit the system for 21st century work.
The EU and France have increased their financial support for projects in the five Sahel states which sit on the southern rim of Africa's Sahara desert. Terrorism and lawlessness have blighted the region for years.
Dresden's Striezelmarkt, which claims to be Germany's oldest, opens this Wednesday (Nov, 28) for the 584th time. As on other German Christmas Markets, here too, security is a permanent fixture.
The French Foreign Ministry has said "non merci" to a suggestion by Germany's finance minister to turn France's UN Security Council seat into a joint EU one. An attempt to sweeten the deal didn't work.
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