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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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