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 International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced it has struck a deal with Ukraine, giving the country access to badly needed loans. The agreement is contingent on Kyiv's economic reforms in the years ahead.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has visited Crimea, saying Moscow will turn the ex-Ukrainian region into a "special economic zone." This comes amid reports of Russian troop reductions on the Ukrainian border.
The European Parliament has voted on an action plan on the future of data protection in the EU on Wednesday. After allegations of mass surveillance, the package was passed with a large margin.
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.
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