On July 3, Germany moved towards introducing a legally binding national minimum wage set at €8.5 an hour.
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Polls show that Angela Merkel is favourite to win the German Federal Election. The left is struggling to gain ground against Merkel’s pragmatic centrism.
Inequality is on the increase in Germany but unions are fighting back and the social democrats may yet win the election later this year.
The course of the failed EU budget negotiations have revealed David Cameron’s quasi-Thatcherite negotiating style, enjoyed by Ms Merkel but not by many others.
Francois Hollande’s promises have become a reality of more of the same, with poll ratings sliding and division within the French Socialist party.
A week ago, Spain secured an advantageous bank deal to drive down soaring bond yields: today, Spanish securities broke the 7% threshold. What’s gone wrong?
At an overnight EU summit on the debt crisis, Monti and Rajoy face Germany down, securing direct access to bailout funds for struggling banks.
François Hollande flexed his political muscles last night at the EU summit in Brussels with a call to support Spain and Italy in their time of financial crisis.
In the G20 Leaders Declaration at the Los Cabos summit in Mexico, has Barack Obama contrasted his approach to the austerity of David Cameron and Angela Merkel.