Frank Specht covers the labor market for Handelsblatt.
Schoolteachers are demanding greater equality in a system that still pays some more than others for the same work, not to mention huge disparities across Germany’s 16 states.
The economy may be cooling but German firms remain desperate for workers, saying the shortage of skilled staff is a bigger business risk than a cyclical slowdown. This doesn't mean wage are rising, though.
The country is good at integrating migrants into its labor market, but fails to exploit their skills because many German employers don't recognize foreign qualifications.
The Alternative for Germany faces investigation by the country’s intelligence agency for posing a potential threat to the constitution. The move could hurt the populist party’s chances in a series of elections this year.
Think tanks have cut their 2019 growth forecasts amid concerns about trade with China, the impact of Brexit, and weak corporate investment.
The grand coalition’s proposal is so minimalist, many worry it won’t do much for immigrants or the country’s worker shortage.
Despite hiccups and criticism, a draft of Germany's first-ever, liberalized immigration law addresses the most urgent concerns of business.
Economics Minister Peter Altmaier and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz personify the different objectives of the two parties in Germany’s fraying grand coalition.
Just as exporters were reveling over their robust performance over the summer, a major economic report highlights Germany's vulnerability to Trump's trade war.
Germany has made strides in early childhood education but is missing the mark on school funding, secondary qualifications and integration.