Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $25,498
29%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 29% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: germanyeconomy

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Germany rebuffs US criticism of its growth model

    10/31/2013 11:49:04 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/01/2013 | BBC
    Germany has hit back at US criticism of its export-led growth model, describing the attack as "incomprehensible". The rebuff came after a US Treasury report said Germany's dependence on exports for growth was hurting the eurozone and the wider global economy. It also said that domestic demand growth in Germany had been "anaemic". But Germany's finance ministry said there were "no imbalances" in its economy and that its current account surplus was not a cause for concern. A surplus happens when a country's income from exports is greater than its import bill. In its report, the US Treasury said that...
  • Merkel's conservatives triumph in Bavaria (Germany)

    09/15/2013 8:23:11 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Korea Herald ^ | 09/16/2013 | AP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies triumphed in Bavaria's state election Sunday, a week before the whole country votes, though a painful setback for her coalition partners added to uncertainty over the outcome of the national election. The Merkel-allied Christian Social Union, traditionally the dominant force in the prosperous southern region, won 47.7 percent of the vote, official results showed. It won back a majority in the state legislature it humiliatingly lost in 2008, gaining more than four percentage points. “This election gives us tailwind for the national election,” said Hermann Groehe, the general secretary of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union....
  • German home-schooled children taken into care

    09/04/2013 11:32:44 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 09/03/2013 | BBC
    A court in central Germany has ordered four children to be taken into care because their parents refused to stop home-schooling them. The parents are deeply religious and have even refused to send the children to a Christian private school, saying they wanted to keep them away from "undesirable influences". The children, aged 8 to 14, were taken from their home in Darmstadt in a police raid last Thursday. Home-schooling is banned in Germany. Officials said the parents had kept their children away from the outside world. The children were taken into care as a last resort, in order to...
  • EU: Eurozone recession hits Germany hard

    02/14/2013 9:32:20 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/14/2013 | Philip Aldrick
    Germany's economy collapsed by 0.6pc in the final three months of last year as the eurozone recession finally caught up with the currency bloc’s most powerful member. A sharp fall in exports from the region’s trading hub caused the larger-than-expected decline, as official figures showed that the eurozone as a whole slumped 0.6pc in the quarter, the worst performance in over three years. The currency area has contracted for three quarters running and by 0.5pc for the year as a whole. It is 1pc smaller than in September 2011. Economists had expected Germany to be hit by the bloc’s waning...