Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that utility companies are entitled to compensation for power-production rights they lost because of the government’s decision to exit from nuclear energy.
Green Party candidate Alexander Van der Bellen is the clear victor in Austria’s presidential race, according to final results. His right-wing rival, Norbert Hofer, pledged to run again in 2022.
The Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer has failed in his bid to become the EU’s first far-right president, losing to the former head of the Greens, Alexander Van der Bellen. But we shouldn’t underestimate the FPÖ.
The socialist Left party, the biggest opposition faction in the Bundestag, has presented its two leading candidates for the 2017 parliamentary elections. They are Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch.
Major German weapons manufacturers greatly increased their exports, despite a worldwide decline in sales, the news site The Local reports.
Former Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen has won with 53.6 percent of the vote. Right-wing candidate Norbert Hofer has acknowledged defeat.
A parliamentary committee has approved a special law to allow the confiscation of the house where Adolf Hitler was born from its current owner.
Germany’s EU-approved plan to introduce a toll for its autobahns and federal highways was met with resistance from neighboring countries and threats of lawsuits on Friday.
Brussels now says Germany can proceed with a road charging plan accused of being disciminatory to foreign drivers. The European Union blocked the scheme until Berlin offered a fairer alternative.
A.P. Moller-Maersk has agreed to buy German rival container shipping line Hamburg Süd, sending shares in the Danish shipping company up nearly 5 percent.