Protests by pro- and anti-immigrant groups at a refugee camp in Berlin’s east turned violent last night, leaving four police officers injured as political and racial hostility erupted a month before Germans go to the polls.
The German economy may expand up to 2.5 percent this year as demand from emerging nations boosts exports, said Udo Ludwig , an economist at Germany’s Halle Institute for Economic Research, or IWH, Berliner Zeitung reported, citing an interview.
Living Bauhaus, a German real estate investor, halted a residential project involving the removal of parts of the Berlin Wall after a public outcry over the impact of gentrification on the German capital’s Cold War legacy.
The winter weather in Germany will damp the country’s quarterly economic growth by half a percentage point, Berliner Zeitung said , citing Volker Treier , chief economist at the DIHK Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Employees of Germany’s insolvent retailer Schlecker will have difficulty finding jobs because almost 300,000 people are looking for work in the retail industry, Berliner Zeitung reported, citing Federal Labor Agency data.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German leaders gathered in the capital today to mark the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s construction as a debate over its place in history laid bare a legacy of political division.