Out of time: Elderly care in Germany
Rosa Lopez from Spain has been a care worker for 20 years. She loves her job, but it’s getting ever harder to do it properly. Germany has a shortfall of about 30,000 care workers.
What future for coal workers?
Coal worker Stephan Barth knows that Germany needs to phase-out lignite production in order to reach its climate goals. But he still worries about his future.
Klaus von Dohnányi: "Germany and France have to lead Europe"
“Europe can only survive if Germany and France take the reins together,” said SPD politician Klaus von Dohnányi during an interview with DW.
Italy plunges into political chaos as populists target president
Italy sank deeper into political turmoil as populist leaders pulled the plug on their attempt to form a government after the president rejected the choice of a euro-skeptic, Germany-bashing candidate as finance minister.
The "age of coal" comes to an end in Germany
What do you do with a disused coal mine? Germany's Ruhr region hopes to deal with the closure of its hard coal mines without losing a vital part of its identity.
Syrian student faces deportation from Germany
Yuser Alsalkini must leave Germany and apply for asylum in Italy. The Dublin Regulation requires her to apply for asylum in her country of entry, which, in her case, was Italy.
Airport strikes across Germany
In Germany, public sector workers are staging a strike for better pay at airports, local transportation companies and nursery schools.
German villages sacrificed in the name of coal
In Germany, one of Europe’s largest coal mines is gaining ground, destroying dozens of villages in its path.