# Economy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron stand behind a model of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace before talks in Berlin on April 19, 2018. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / POOL / AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and […]

Germany hits brakes on Macron’s European dreams

French President Emmanuel Macron's vision for a stronger EU may be under threat as a growing rift emerges with Germany on everything from defence to his plans for deeper eurozone integration.
ARCHIVE - 07.08.2014, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart: A construction worker works on a construction site on a cement tank. (to dpa: "Construction boom: Baden-Württemberg must trash waste in other countries" from 30.01.2018) Photo: Sebastian Kahnert / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVE - 07.08.2014, Baden-Württemberg […]

Eurozone unemployment fell further to 8.5 per cent in February

Europe's economic recovery is rolling ahead, driving down unemployment to the lowest in nearly a decade.
A drinking water tank pictured in Al-Nusairat refugee camp, Central Gaza Strip, 07 March 2018. Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, as pollution of the seawater has gone beyond 50 percent, which would make Gaza uninhabitable by 2020 according to the UN. Lack of fuel to operate sewage treating facilities has forced the authorities to send wastewater into the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Wissam Nassar/dpa
A drinking water tank pictured in Al-Nus […]

International donors raise 456m euros for Gaza desalination plant

The European Union says international donors have raised 456 million euros ($560 million) to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide around 2 million people with safe drinking water