Rappler's latest stories on Germany
(UPDATED) Wirecard's former chief operating officer Jan Marsalek reportedly had access to highly confidential information, with reports pointing to his links to secret services
German exports climb 9% to 80.3 billion euros ($91 billion) in May 2020, a month after suffering their biggest plunge since records began
Despite the 7.8% increase in Germany's industrial output, the figure falls short of the 10% rise predicted by analysts
German prosecutors say the managing director of Wirecard's Dubai-based subsidiary Cardsystems Middle East FZ-LLC was arrested on suspicion of serious fraud
'We need far-reaching reforms,' says German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz
(UPDATED) The veteran leader is speaking on the first day of Germany's six-month EU presidency, set to be dominated by the pandemic and its economic fallout
Germany's labor market 'remains under pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic' but the government's shorter hours scheme 'stabilized' employment
The walk-in coronavirus testing center at Frankfurt Airport can handle 300 tests per hour
'Child abuse cannot be punished like shoplifting. It is murder. Not physically but emotionally,' says North Rhine Westphalia interior minister Herbert Reul
Berlin's chairing of the bloc will be its last with Merkel in charge, and could be the one that defines the legacy of the leader dubbed the 'eternal chancellor'
(UPDATED) The European Securities and Markets Authority will examine whether Germany's regulatory responses to early signs that Wirecard was in trouble 'were adequate to protect investor confidence in EU securities markets'
Rail industry tycoon Heinz Hermann Thiele, one of the richest men in Germany, is the top Lufthansa shareholder
Here are the key developments that led to Wirecard's demise
Over 98% of shareholders accounting for 39% of Lufthansa stock vote in favor of the German government's rescue package in a special online meeting
Here are the key facts about the scandal involving German payments provider Wirecard, which has reached the Philippines
(UPDATED) The Wirecard saga continues with the German payments provider facing 'impending insolvency and overindebtedness'
German billionaire Heinz Hermann Thiele says he will support the 9-billion-euro government rescue package for Lufthansa
Facebook is ordered to stop merging data collected through Whatsapp and Instagram or other websites unless users explicitly agree, in a legal victory for competition authorities
The new lockdowns come after a coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse that has infected more than 1,500 workers
'Flight operations by SunExpress Germany...will be ended shortly,' says a SunExpress spokesman
The so-called 'wise men' panel expects Germany to see a deep 'V' scenario, referring to a sharp plunge and relatively swift rebound
(UPDATED) Munich prosecutors believe Markus Braun artificially 'inflated' Wirecard's assets and sales volumes through 'fake transactions...in order to make the company seem financially stronger'
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer declares far-right extremism the 'biggest security threat facing Germany' and promises tougher security measures, including a crackdown on online hate speech
The German government holds crunch talks with Lufthansa representatives and rail industry tycoon Heinz Hermann Thiele, the company's top shareholder
The government condemns a rampage that saw hundreds of party-goers brutally attacking police officers and looting stores in the early hours of Sunday, June 21
(3rd UPDATE) Wirecard says further examination shows 'there is a prevailing likelihood that the bank trust account balances in the amount of 1.9 billion EUR do not exist'
Globally, there are now 11 coronavirus vaccines being tested on humans, according to the World Health Organization
'It is concrete evidence, facts that we have, not mere indications,' says Brunswick prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, adding that he is unable to disclose exact information
'The worst could be over' for Germany, but 'revenue expectations remain very different for different sectors'
Trump says he wanted to punish what he said were Germany's insufficient payments to NATO and to use the troops' future as a weapon to back up his threats of a trade war with the European Union
The German government will invest 300 million euros ($337 million) to take a 23% stake in CureVac, one of the companies developing a coronavirus vaccine
Compared with a year earlier, German exports slump 31.1% in April 2020 – 'the biggest fall in a single month since foreign trade statistics began in 1950'
Germany posts its biggest drop in industrial output since the data was first recorded in January 1991
(UPDATED) Some senior politicians slam US President Donald Trump's plan to cut the number of US troops in Germany
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says both countries stood to gain from close cooperation even if the transatlantic relationship had become 'complicated' under Donald Trump
Real estate group Deutsche Wohnen will replace Lufthansa on the Dax starting June 22
Just over 168,000 cars are registered in Germany in May 2020, down 49.5% compared with May 2019
The collaboration will enable 'the fastest and best possible results with key players in the pharmaceutical industry about promising vaccine initiatives,' the Dutch Health Ministry says
Germany's latest coronavirus relief measures include temporarily slashing value-added tax and giving families 300 euros for each child
The Berlin-Tegel Airport in Germany, beloved for its retro look and super-fast check-in times, will now remain in operation until November 2020
Lufthansa will now ask shareholders to back the $10-billion deal in an online meeting on June 25
The US President would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to join an expanded summit in the fall
Germany registers just 0.6% inflation in May 2020, driven by a drop in energy costs
Lufthansa says its supervisory board is currently 'unable to approve' the aid package from Germany, as conditions must be 'analyzed intensively'
If passed, this proposal would be the biggest European Union stimulus package in history. But Germany predicts talks would drag on until the end of 2020.
Hardly considered an extreme activity up to now, singing – especially choral singing – is quickly earning a reputation in the pandemic as about the most dangerous thing you can do
Ryanair argues that Germany's 'illegal state aid' to Lufthansa would 'massively distort competition'
The German man – arrested in January last year – is accused of multiple computer crimes, as well as making false reports to the police and attempted blackmail
(UPDATED) To help Lufthansa, the German government offers a 3-billion-euro loan and 5.7 billion of 'silent' capital. It also seeks to buy 20% of the company for 300 million euros.
Almost 5 years after Volkswagen's admission to cheating on emissions tests, the ruling is the first real legal setback for VW in its home country