Employers to sue Berlin over dole payments
Germany

Employers to sue Berlin over dole payments

The German employers federation (BDA) will attempt to force the government to lower the level of employer contributions to unemployment insurance, BDA president Dieter Hundt told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Steffi Graf awarded top German sports honour
Germany

Steffi Graf awarded top German sports honour

German sports foundation Deutsche Sporthilfe has awarded tennis legend Steffi Graf its Golden Sport Pyramid. She is the 10th female athlete to receive the German sporting world's highest honour.

Steinmeier meets new Lebanese president
Germany

Steinmeier meets new Lebanese president

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Lebanon on Sunday to meet with newly elected President Michel Suleiman.

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Germany

RWE offers to sell off German gas transport network

German energy group RWE has proposed selling off its gas transmission network in order to avoid a drawn-out anti-trust battle with the European Commission.

Booze licences subject to bribes
Sweden

Booze licences subject to bribes

Four out of ten local officials claim to have been offered bribes to secure alcohol licences. Six out ten claim that many licences should never have been issued, a new survey from Svenska Dagbladet shows.

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Sweden

Sweden breaks trash record

The average Swede generates more household waste than ever before, new figures show. More of its is recycled though.

Kenyans dominate Stockholm marathon
Sweden

Kenyans dominate Stockholm marathon

Kenyans Isabellah Andersson and Willy Korir won their respective Stockholm marathons on Saturday.

Membership collapse worries union boss
Sweden

Membership collapse worries union boss

The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) spokesperson Wanja Lundby-Wedin used her opening speech at the 26th LO congress to address the collapse in union membership.

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Sweden

Prince claims his first points in Carrerra Cup

Prince Carl Phillip has secured his first points in the Porsche Carrerra Cup. The prince came 11th and gained five points after a race in Karlskoga on Saturday.