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German Government

29 Oct
The German Finance Ministry says it wants to restrict remittances that migrants send back home. This would risk increasing poverty in poorer countries, say experts.
14 Sep
Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his center-left coalition have been plummeting in opinion polls. But a study by the Bertelsmann Foundation finds the government has fulfilled many of its election promises.
3 Sep
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government has seen its lowest approval ratings since coming to power in 2021. The far-right continues to see a surge in support.
31 Aug
The leaders of Germany's ruling coalition sought to project unity during a two-day retreat outside Berlin. Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a major tax cut.
14 Jun 2023
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has unveiled the country's first national security strategy. The plan envisages more coherent foreign and security policies to prevent Berlin from being wrong-footed by geopolitical events.
5 Jun 2023
Germany's center-left government wants to lower the voting age for nationwide elections from 18 to 16. Many young people support the idea, but the majority of the population has expressed skepticism.
8 Mar 2023
A potential ban could be on the table, media reports said. A German government spokesperson rejected the claim.
4 Mar 2023
Germany's government wants higher safety standards for smaller ships. Sea rescue organizations see this demand as a violation of the coalition agreement and as a hindrance to their mission.
2 Mar 2023
The war in Ukraine is proving expensive, even in Germany, where the government has to save money and decide what is more important: International security or social welfare?

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As shoppers await price cuts, retailers like Home Depot say their prices have stabilized and some national consumer brands have paused price increases or announced more modest ones. Yet some industry watchers predict deflation for food at home later this year.
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German bishops are concerned about right-wing extremism and have explicitly positioned themselves against the populist Alternative for Germany. An unusual move, as they are usually loath to comment on political parties.
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Neither side has gained significant ground in the war started by Russia's invasion of Ukraine nearly two years ago. DW's Nick Connolly visited Ukrainian artillery units near Bakhmut, who are into their second winter on the front lines.
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In wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Germany is re-examinig compulsory military service. The defense minister has called for the draft's return. A 2023 poll showed broad support - also for including women.
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German lawmakers approved a mandate for military participation in the EU Red Sea naval mission Aspides, aimed at providing safe passage for merchant vessels currently subject to attack from Iran-backed Houthi rebels.