A survey of 500 top managers worldwide reveals many companies still have a hard time fighting corruption. Small and medium-sized companies in Germany often don’t have the resources to set up big compliance departments.
The TTIP leaks have made clear just how far apart the European and American negotiating positions are. We survey the main points of contention.
The head of Germany's federal refugee agency, in an interview, criticized the government's plan to integrate more than 1 million Syrian and Iraqi migrants into the workforce, saying new bureaucratic hurdles may keep them out, not draw them in.
Turkey wants the German government to prosecute a satirist who poked fun at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The spat puts Angela Merkel in a difficult position, caught between a key ally and public outrage at a perceived attack on freedom of speech.
The European Parliament is considering legislation that would enable the creation of anonymous single-member incorporations. In the wake of the Panama Papers scandal, opponents in Germany point to the potential risk of abuse.
The European Union and Turkey are implementing their deal to manage the movement of refugees. Those who have arrived illegally in Europe are beginning to be deported back to Turkey, while authorized Syrian refugees are being flown from Turkey to Germany.
Many in Germany are alarmed over the rising numbers of break-ins and unsolved crimes in the country. In many cases, security officials, lacking sufficient resources, can only guess who is behind the dangerous trend.
German consumers will soon be able to challenge dodgy business practices in an independent arbitration panel. Companies complain the new panel burdens them with unfair costs and red tape.
Austria is keeping up the pressure on Angela Merkel ahead of this week’s key E.U. summit, which will discuss a proposed deal on migrants with Turkey.
A McKinsey report finds that cross border flows of information, more than finance or services, will power the global economy.