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.
EU diplomats have decided to keep in place a tough package of sanctions against Russia, over its actions in eastern Ukraine and support of rebels there. A peace plan had not yet been fully implemented, they said.
By setting up their own currency fund and a new development bank BRICS leaders portray themselves as anti-American ‘world saviors’. But the governments actually have different interests, DW's Astrid Prange writes.
Only months ago, Portugal left the euro bailout fund, after it was one of the countries hardest hit by the eurozone crisis. Now it must use troika money to save a major bank - raising fears the crisis may not be over.
The German Bundestag has voted by a large majority in favor of a major pension reform. Critics say, however, that the new package will be too great a burden for the economy and future generations to bear.
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