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January 2018

HANDOUT - German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks on 01/24/2018 in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum. Merkel warned against protectionism and isolation, as other leaders before her did from a scenario on which the US president, Donald Trump, will speak on Friday. (Linked to the dpa text "Merkel in Davos: 'Protectionism is not the correct answer'" of 01/24/2018) (ATTENTION ?? To use only for editorial purposes, referring to the current coverage of this topic and mentioning the indicated credit.)
HANDOUT - German Chancellor Angela Merke... […]

Merkel demands more dominant EU foreign policy

Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed her adherence to a unified and effective European foreign policy.
View of Panama City after a 2016 leak from the Mossack Fonseca law firm exposed the secret offshore dealings of the rich and powerful. Photo: Rodrigo Arangua / AFP
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EU takes Panama, seven others off tax haven list

Brussels - The EU has removed eight countries including Panama from its new tax haven blacklist, after they pledged to address its concerns, in a move swiftly condemned by activists. The United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Mongolia, Macau, Grenada and Barbados were also lifted from the list by finance ministers, in a move that comes just […]
Employees of EvoBus, a subsidiary company of Daimler AG, take part in a warning strike called by the country's largest union, the IG Metall, in Mannheim, southwestern Germany, on January 11, 2018. Thomas Keinzle / AFP
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Time over money? German union champions 28-hour working week

Tens of thousands of German workers downed tools again in early January as the country's largest union stepped up its battle for the right to a 28-hour week.
People crowd in the streets of Berlin's Kreuzberg district to celebrate the traditional "Myfest" May Day festival on May 1, 2017. Photo: Ralf Hirschberger / DPA
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‘How much do you earn?’ Germany tackles gender pay gap

It's one of the last taboos: asking a colleague how much they earn. But Germany is hoping workers will do just that under a new law that aims to close the country's gender pay gap.
A fisherman retrieves scallops from dredges aboard a fishing boat, on December 18, 2014, off the coast of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, northwestern France. Photo: Charly Triballeau / AFP
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Dutch shocked by call to ban EU electric pulse fishing

The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another devastating storm brewing for Dutch fishermen.