Our studio guest is Martin Krzywdzinski, a labor market researcher at the Social Science Research Center in Berlin. He speaks to us about why Germans tend to value job security, and the benefits of staying with an employer.
Germany winning its fourth World Cup is the icing on the cake for German soccer. But the latest triumph in Rio is much more than that. This victory is symbolic of a modern, likeable Germany, writes DW's Volker Wagener.
European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for a special summit likely to be dominated by wrangles over vacant top EU jobs and Ukraine's conflict. EU diplomats say new sanctions against Russia could emerge.
Sub-Saharan Africa remains low on this year's UN Human Development Index. But economic growth in these countries means they could be in a position to provide social security to the most vulnerable, experts suggest.
EU leaders have failed to agree on successors for a host of top jobs, including the bloc's foreign policy chief. Member states have agreed to meet again in August to haggle over candidates.
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