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  1. January 26, 2009

    European groups turn to state to help fund lay-offs and cut hours

    European companies from BASF to Cartier are turning to government-financed schemes to help them cut working hours and...

  2. January 26, 2009

    State aid for part-time workers

    European companies from BASF to Cartier are turning to governmentfinanced schemes to help them temporarily lay off tens of...

  1. January 26, 2009

    European groups turn to state to help fund lay-offs and cut hours

    European companies from BASF to Cartier are turning to government-financed schemes to help them temporarily lay off tens of...

  2. January 25, 2009

    European groups use state aid to fund cuts

    European companies from BASF to Cartier are turning to government-financed schemes to help them cut working hours and...

  3. November 26, 2008

    Critic's move inflames SPD feud

    The civil war in Germany's Social Democratic party showed no sign of abating yesterday after Wolfgang Clement, a former...

  4. November 25, 2008

    Critic inflames German SPD feud

    The civil war in Germany’s Social Democratic party showed no sign of abating on Tuesday after Wolfgang Clement, a former...

  5. August 7, 2008

    Germany’s SPD moves to defuse tensions

    Germany’s Social Democrats on Thursday edged closer to defusing tensions over a high-profile expulsion that had threatened...

  6. August 2, 2008

    Leader of Germany's SPD tries to quell storm over expulsion

    Kurt Beck, leader of Germany's Social Democrats, yesterday called for calm as political infighting spread through the...

  7. August 2, 2008

    Germany's SPD in expulsion storm

    Kurt Beck, leader of Germany's Social Democrats, yesterday called for calm as political infighting spread through the...

  8. August 2, 2008

    Germany’s SPD in expulsion storm

    Kurt Beck, leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, on Friday called for calm as political infighting spread through the...

  9. August 1, 2008

    SPD acts over Clement remarks

    Germany's ruling Social Democrats yesterday moved towards expelling a prominent economic reformer, sparking new turmoil in...

  10. July 31, 2008

    Germany’s SPD expels former economics minister

    Germany's ruling Social Democrats on Thursday took the unexpected move towards expelling one of their most prominent...

  11. February 23, 2008

    Raids draw voters to Germany's left

    The German left is benefiting from the unfolding tax investigation and the anti-business mood it has fanned, pollsters said...

  12. February 22, 2008

    Tax raids draw voters to German left

    The German left is benefiting from the unfolding tax investigation and the anti-business mood it has fanned, pollsters said...

  13. January 14, 2008

    Former SPD minister warns of 'lethal' economic policy

    The German government and the Social Democratic party are conducting a "lethal" economic policy that could inflict...

  14. January 14, 2008

    Clement attacks 'lethal' policies

    The German government and the Social Democratic party are conducting a "lethal" economic policy that could inflict...

  15. January 13, 2008

    Ex-minister warns on German economy

    The German government and the Social Democratic party are conducting a “lethal” economic policy that could inflict...

  16. October 2, 2007

    Germany eyes higher jobless benefits in policy shift

    Germany's government said yesterday it could undo its predecessor's most controversial labour market re-forms as it took a...

  17. October 1, 2007

    Germany eyes reversal of benefits reform

    Germany’s government on Monday said it could undo its predecessor’s most contentious labour market reforms as it took a big...

  18. April 3, 2006

    Schröder under pressure over gas pipeline credit

    Gerhard Schröder, the former German chancellor, is under increasing pressure to resign as chairman of the North European...

  19. April 2, 2006

    Schröder criticised over €1bn pipeline guarantee

    Gerhard Schröder, the former German chancellor, is under pressure to resign as chairman of the Gazprom-led North European...

  20. November 21, 2005

    Observer: Life after politics

    Talking of life after the vote, what are the doyens of Schröder's disbanded cabinet planning to do with their new freedom?...

  21. November 20, 2005

    Observer from Berlin

    Schröder paints on a broader canvas Remember Gerhard Schröder? The larger-than-life, adrenaline-fuelled chancellor (who...

  22. October 20, 2005

    Germany 'set for slow oil shock recovery'

    Germany's recovery from the oil shock will be sluggish, according to the country's six leading economic research...

  23. October 19, 2005

    Observer: Familiar faces in unfamiliar places

    Yesterday's opening sitting of the German parliament had a first-day-at-school feel to it, with new and old MPs greeting...

  24. October 18, 2005

    Observer - Europe

    Tuesday’s opening sitting of the German parliament had a first-day-at-school feel to it, with new and old MPs greeting each...

  25. October 10, 2005

    Divisions in SPD pose threat to Berlin deal on coalition

    A dispute over the attribution of portfolios in the next German government erupted within the Social Democratic party...

  26. September 27, 2005

    VW and DaimlerChrysler plan job cuts

    Fresh evidence that corporate Germany is reining in rampant labour costs came on Tuesday as Volkswagen and DaimlerChrysler,...

  27. September 8, 2005

    German output in strong increase

    German industrial production rose strongly and unexpectedly in July, suggesting the country's manufacturing sector remained...

  28. September 7, 2005

    German output rises in spite of high oil price

    German industrial production rose strongly and unexpectedly in July, suggesting the country’s manufacturing sector remained...

  29. September 7, 2005

    Industrial production rises sharply in Germany

    Germany industrial production rose strongly and unexpectedly in July, highlighting the robustness of the country’s...

  30. September 1, 2005

    THE SHORT VIEW

    August turned out to be a forgettable month for many investors. As of Tuesday's close, the FTSE World Index was down 0.6...

  31. September 1, 2005

    Release of US oil reserves seen as 'political gesture'

    The US government yesterday agreed to lend refiners small quantities of oil from its strategic emergency stockpile to help...

  32. August 31, 2005

    Short View: Oil enlivens dog days of August

    August turned out to be a forgettable month for many investors. As of Tuesday’s close, the FTSE World Index was down 0.6 per...

  33. August 21, 2005

    SPD chair backs grand coalition with CDU

    The chairman of Gerhard Schröder's Social Democratic party said at the weekend he would back a grand coalition with the...

  34. August 18, 2005

    Observer: Spinning crisis looms for Mandy

    Peter Mandelson, the EU's trade commissioner, is being sorely missed in Brussels, judging by the stack of mail awaiting his...

  35. August 18, 2005

    EU ministers warn curbs on textiles will hit jobs

    Ministers from The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Finland are warning that European Union limits on Chinese textiles...

  36. August 17, 2005

    Spinning crisis looms for Mandy

    Spinning crisis looms for Mandy Peter Mandelson, the EU’s trade commissioner, is being sorely missed in Brussels, judging by...

  37. July 29, 2005

    Bigger drop than expected in jobless figures throws poll lifeline to SPD

    Seasonally adjusted unemployment in Germany fell this month more sharply than expected, giving a modest boost to the...

  38. June 23, 2005

    Opportunity knocks for ECB to force reform

    Adose of sado-monetary policy from the European Central Bank could force long overdue structural reform in Europe. Rather...

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