BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament has paid tribute to the Polish soldiers who managed to fend off a massive Nazi onslaught for days at the start of World War II.
BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament has a given a tour of the building to a special group of visitors, all of whom were born in its basement in the final years of World War...
BERLIN (AP) — Students have disrupted a youth event in the German parliament, lying down in the chamber in a "die-in" to protest the government's climate policies.
BERLIN (AP) — The speaker of Germany's parliament says the far-right Alternative for Germany has no legal right to a deputy speaker, a position it has been unable to get other parties' support to...
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers rejected Thursday for the third time the far-right Alternative for Germany's proposed candidate for deputy speaker of parliament, a posting that would have bolstered...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament has again rejected the far-right Alternative for Germany's candidate for deputy speaker, prolonging a saga that has lasted over a year.
The parliament's speaker, a job currently held by veteran conservative Wolfgang Schaeuble, usually has a deputy from each party in the chamber. Other parties agree that Alternative for Germany, which entered parliament last year, is entitled to supply a deputy speaker but haven't given its candidates the required majority.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says solid economic growth and low unemployment are expected to boost its tax take over the next few years.
A twice-yearly assessment released by the finance ministry Wednesday forecast tax income of 772.1 billion euros ($917.7 billion) this year, 7.8 billion euros more than predicted in November.
Over a five-year period, tax income is expected to be 63.3 billion euros higher.
BERLIN (AP) — German and French lawmakers approved a joint resolution Monday stressing the need for closer cooperation as the two nations mark the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Elysee friendship treaty.
At a special German parliamentary session in Berlin, French National Assembly President Francois de Rugy told lawmakers that multilateralism "is the secret of success of Europe."
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new parliament elected Wolfgang Schaeuble, the country's longtime finance minister, as its speaker Tuesday while the nationalist Alternative for Germany party declared that a "new era" had begun as its lawmakers took their seats for the first time.
BERLIN (AP) — A key potential ally in Germany's next government insisted Tuesday that Chancellor Angela Merkel's party shouldn't keep the finance ministry because that gives her too much power.
Exploratory talks on a potential coalition of Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats and traditionally left-leaning Greens start on Wednesday. Merkel's current partners, the center-left Social Democrats, vowed to go into opposition after last month's election.
BRUSSELS (AP) — German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who championed austerity as the only way countries like Greece could avoid bankruptcy and continue to use the euro currency, is winning plaudits at his final meeting with European peers.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure during the eurozone's struggle to survive its debt crisis and an often-resented advocate of spending cuts in troubled member countries, appears ready to leave his post.
A successor might be less tight-fisted with spending at home but there's no indication the next German finance chief will be any more lenient when it comes to dealing with eurozone partners.
BERLIN (AP) — Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister for the last eight years and a key figure in the eurozone debt crisis, looks set to become the new speaker of Germany's parliament.
The leaders in parliament of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union bloc said Wednesday that they plan to nominate Schaeuble, 75, next month as the speaker — a job that traditionally goes to the biggest party. Winning the job would mean that he won't serve in the new Cabinet.
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on politics in Germany following a national election (all times local):
German media report that Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is set to become parliament's new speaker. A likely partner in the country's next government is welcoming the move.
News agency dpa and Bild newspaper reported Wednesday that caucus leaders will propose Schaeuble ahead of parliament's first meeting next month.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a budget plan that foresees a 2.6 percent increase in spending next year and a balanced budget over the next four years.
The plan presented by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday foresees 337.5 billion euros ($383.4 billion) in spending next year.
However, Germany holds an election on Sept. 24 and the next government will make the final decisions on the budget.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and new French counterpart Bruno Le Maire said they are setting up a panel to produce proposals for a bilateral summit in July.
BERLIN (AP) — The German and French finance ministers say they're confident of an agreement to unlock further aid for Greece, but Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble is sticking to his insistence that further-reaching debt relief is a matter for the future.
Schaeuble met new French counterpart Bruno Le Maire were traveling to Brussels together Monday for a gathering of eurozone counterparts following a meeting in Berlin.
BARI, Italy (AP) — Top finance officials from seven advanced economies have gathered to hear more about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies on taxation and trade as well as to look for ways to promote growth, combat terrorist financing and stop tax avoidance by major corporations.
The meeting of the Group of 7 finance ministers in the southern Italian seaside town of Bari kicked off Friday with a discussion with economists on how to make growth benefit more people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's major economies are united in their belief that free trade delivers healthy economic growth. But they also agree that more needs to be done for those left behind, and the new Trump administration is letting it be known that it intends to make sure that America's trade deals are fair for U.S. workers.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told reporters Friday that if more isn't done "we will see more protectionism and countries retreating from globalization."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global finance meetings (all times local):
The world's major economies are united in their belief that free trade delivers healthy economic growth. But they also agree that more needs to be done for those left behind.
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rhetoric in the standoff with European countries ahead of his country's April 16 referendum is causing damage that will take years to repair.
Erdogan has accused Germany, and Chancellor Angela Merkel, of "committing Nazi practices" after some local authorities blocked appearances by Turkish ministers hoping to campaign in Germany for a presidential system at home.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Germany's finance minister says he is confident that Britain will pay what it owes the European Union as it negotiates its exit from the bloc.
The EU wants Britain to pay a hefty divorce bill to cover pension liabilities for EU staff and other commitments that it has agreed to. British negotiators are sure to argue about the size of the bill.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says European unity is "the best precaution for our 21st century" and is suggesting that the eurozone rescue fund could be turned into a sort of "European Monetary Fund."
Wolfgang Schaeuble, one of Germany's most influential politicians, wrote in Monday's edition of the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "European unification is perhaps the best idea that the Europeans had in the 20th century."
BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. and German finance chiefs say they're ready to cooperate and avoid "trade wars," playing down in their first meeting the tensions that have grown globally over commerce since the new U.S. administration came to power.
During a visit to Berlin before a wider meeting with the finance chiefs of the Group of 20 economic powers, Steve Mnuchin said Thursday that "it is not our desire to get into trade wars."
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a budget plan that foresees a 1.9 percent increase in spending next year and calls for the country to keep new borrowing at zero over the next four years.
The plan presented by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Wednesday foresees 335.5 billion euros ($357 billion) in spending next year.
However, Germany holds an election on Sept. 24 and the next government will make the final decisions on the budget.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says Russia is conducting a "propaganda war" through fake news to try to garner influence abroad, and it has to stop.
Wolfgang Schaeuble told a group of foreign correspondents in Berlin on Tuesday that Kremlin-funded Russia Today produces "false reports from morning to evening," which "is not acceptable and needs to end."
Schaeuble says there is a "constant and unbelievably deceitful" barrage of Russian propaganda.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's influential finance minister says it's in "everyone's interest" to avoid a further escalation in tensions between Berlin and Ankara and that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would help by toning down his rhetoric.
Diplomatic tensions have risen in recent days over Turkey's plans to have government ministers address rallies in Germany and the Netherlands in support of a national referendum that would give Erdogan more powers.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says he's happy to discuss American concerns about Germany's trade surplus, but insists his country hasn't been exploiting an undervalued euro to boost exports.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro in February said Germany was using a "grossly undervalued" euro to "exploit" the U.S. and EU, and this week said reducing the U.S. deficit with Germany was "one of the most difficult" trade issues.
PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says a possible PSA Group takeover of General Motors' German subsidiary Opel could help both companies if it doesn't lead to job cuts.
The potential move by PSA, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, could shake up Europe's auto market and companies that employ tens of thousands of workers.
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel's spokesman says the chancellor will meet with key ministers Wednesday to begin formulating Germany's position on Britain's departure from the European Union.
Steffen Seibert says it will be the first time the Cabinet's specially created 'Brexit' committee holds a formal meeting. It takes place a day after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May gives a much-anticipated speech with details of Britain's goals in exit negotiations with the EU.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister is resisting pressure for quick tax cuts and extra spending after the country posted another budget surplus.
Wolfgang Schaeuble plans to use the federal government's 6.2 billion-euro ($6.6 billion) surplus to pay off debt. The conservative Christian Democrats of Schaeuble and Chancellor Angela Merkel have long made getting Germany's finances in order a key policy plank, though they're raising the prospect of tax cuts after this year's election.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister is underlining his opposition to a debt cut for Greece and urging Athens to push ahead with reforms before a meeting with his eurozone counterparts.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's powerful finance minister is praising conservative French presidential candidate Francois Fillon's economic program as strong and says he hopes that far-right leader Marine Le Pen never becomes president in France.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister has poured scorn on Britain's bid to keep its access to the European Union's single market while restricting EU immigration when it leaves the bloc.
Wolfgang Schaeuble suggested Friday that he would be willing to provide Britain's top diplomat with a refresher course in how one of the EU's central treaties works — in English, if necessary.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says the country will keep its budget balanced despite increasing spending on research, training and infrastructure, as well as dealing with the huge influx of migrants last year.