Jörg Bertsch from Bühl loves to sew. And he’s come up with a clever way to help the environment. He makes durable bags out of Tetra Paks. "Gigisbags" is the name he’s given to the colorful products that he sells over the Internet.
The European Parliament will vote on an action plan on the future of data protection in the EU on Wednesday. Despite allegations of mass surveillance, the package may be rejected.
Germany's grand coalition government has said it aims to compile a package of measures to help struggling national life insurance companies. Current record-low interest rates have put them in a bind.
Ukraine's government has fortified defenses as Russia's Vladimir Putin has vowed to leave all options on the table. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown to Ukraine to show US support for the fledgling government.
The EU has offered Ukraine a possible 11 billion euro aid package - with strings attached. Kyiv is keen to meet conditions, but doesn't want to sever economic ties with Russia, Ukraine's ambassador to Germany tells DW.
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