Germany desperately needs more sand for industry. But a lack of planning foresight, the politics around mining sites and the needs of coastal communities are making the search ever grittier.
While German politicians worry about democracy being curtailed in Warsaw, Budapest and Prague, many German businesses are doing well under the right-wing populists in power there.
Over 30 years, the litigious watchdog has turned his group, Environmental Action Germany, into the country's most powerful environmental lobby. In the emissions-rigging scandal, he is confronting what he calls "the industrial-political complex.''
ADAC, the German motoring association, is in the throes of a divisive internal battle over whether it should remain a club or become a company ahead of a vote on Saturday. Reformist chief August Markl thinks he's in the driving seat.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed a plan to subsidize the sale of electric cars, Handelsblatt has learned. But she will have to overcome stiff opposition within her own party, the Christian Democrats.
The Alternative for Germany is triumphant after its strong showing in the recent state elections. Yet internal conflict looms as conservatives in the west and radicals in the east vie for dominance.
In Germany’s torrid real estate market, prices are doubling in some areas every few years, buyers are gobbling up properties often blind and bankers are force-feeding loans to anxious buyers. Is a reckoning coming?
Angela Merkel’s conservatives had hoped to make gains in the upcoming regional elections on March 13. However, the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party is making inroads among middle-class voters in the west and disaffected young people in the east.
The European Union is banking on so-called “hotspots”: Reception centers for asylum seekers located on the islands along its external borders. But are these camps the solution to the refugee crisis? A visit to Lesbos and Lampedusa.
With only one year left in office in Brussels, the outspoken president of the European Parliament is considering his political future. Many in Germany would like to see him back home to run in the 2017 federal elections.