Facing EU penalties over poor air quality, Germany has said it wants to test free public transport in five cities. Bonn and Essen are among the cities to serve as testing grounds for the idea.
Germany's powerful IG Metall union have agreed with bosses on a new right to switch temporarily to a 28-hour week. Could the example be echoed across Europe?
A coalition deal has been agreed in Germany, taking Europe’s economic powerhouse closer to a new government after months of uncertainty.
Almost one million employees with Germany's powerful metalworking union IG Metall have won higher pay and the right to a reduced working week in an agreement with employers.
An Iraqi court says it has condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.
Nine European member countries are just one step away from being taken to court for breaching EU air pollution limits.