Merkel almost alone

PARIS, April 29 (UPI) -- A consensus is gathering pace in Europe against the controversial and painful austerity policies that are being driven by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Germany has trouble manning police training mission

BERLIN, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Germany on Wednesday promised to double its police-training force in Afghanistan as part of a European effort to boost a mission that so far has been "disastrous," according to a range of experts and politicians.
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Brutal assessment of Bush's eight years

BERLIN, June 10 (UPI) -- German politicians delivered a brutal assessment of U.S. President George W. Bush's eight years in office shortly before his arrival in Berlin.

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UPI Energy Watch

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German bottle deposits irk EU

BERLIN, April 20 (UPI) -- Germany's system of deposits to reward recycling has become the center of a conflict with the European Union over regulations that keep out foreign goods.

Germany may cut SUV tax break

BERLIN, April 16 (UPI) -- German Transportation Minister Manfred Stolpe said he may restrict tax breaks for heavy trucks because too many SUVs are slipping into the category.

Germans make pro-business emissions deal

BERLIN, March 30 (UPI) -- The German cabinet reached a compromise Tuesday on contentious new greenhouse gas emissions standards.

Schroeder to settle German emissions row

BERLIN, March 29 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is set to push for a decision Monday about new greenhouse-gas emissions standards.

German minister questions nuclear security

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 3 (UPI) -- Tension is building in Germany over plans to use artificial fog to protect the country's 18 nuclear power plants from terror attacks.

Jürgen Trittin (born July 25, 1954) is a German Green politician. He was Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 1998 to 2005 in Germany.

Trittin was born in Bremen. He earned a university degree in Social Economy in Göttingen and worked as journalist.

His political career started in 1982 as Secretary of the Alternative-Greens-Initiative List (AGIL) Group in the Göttingen City Council (until 1984). From 1984 to 1985, he worked as Press Spokesman for the Greens Group in the Lower Saxony State Assembly, which he joined in 1985 as member of the state parliament.

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