Germany blocks military parts delivery to Russia

Germany blocks military parts delivery to Russia

BERLIN, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Germany blocked delivery of equipment to be used by the Russian military, in increased pressure on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine.
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Ailing German PV panel maker SolarWorld completes restructuring

BONN, Germany, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Ailing German solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld AG completed a financial restructuring this week as prospects for foreign demand seemed to be brightening.

EU extends probe of 'eco-levy' breaks given to German industry

BRUSSELS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The European Commission said this week it is moving ahead with a probe of financial breaks given to German industry under the country's green energy law.

Merkel -- Reigning or ruling?

PARIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Germany's new coalition government threatens to leave Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe's dominant politician, reigning rather than ruling in her homeland after the opposition Social Democrats extracted a stiff price for their support.
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Merkel's party in talks with Social Democrats on forming coalition

BERLIN, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Germany's Social Democratic Party said it has scheduled talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats to discuss the possibility of a coalition.

U.S. ties becoming an election issue for Merkel

BERLIN, July 26 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's dealings with the Obama administration on key trans-Atlantic issues, including electronic surveillance, look set to become an increasingly decisive issue for voters before Sept. 22 elections.

Eurozone's core beset by new uncertainties

BERLIN, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- As Spain's debt crisis rattles markets, Europe's core political structures in Germany and France are coming under increased pressures from internal challenges to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.
Official: Greece-less eurozone manageable

Official: Greece-less eurozone manageable

BERLIN, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Just because the eurozone could survive a Greek departure doesn't mean the financially ailing country should leave, one eurozone leader said.

German nuke waste storage site 'dead'

GORLEBEN, Germany, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Germany's only storage test facility for high-level nuclear waste, into which Berlin has invested nearly $2 billion over the past years, is unsafe and needs to be closed, experts say.

Germany banks on green job growth

BERLIN, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Germany will be able to create 2 million new green jobs until 2020 if it makes the right policy decisions, argue the country's environment minister and a group of experts.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Incident fuels German nuclear debate

BERLIN, July 6 (UPI) -- An incident at an error-prone German nuclear reactor has refueled the debate over the country's future energy mix.

Germany hopes for green job miracle

BERLIN, June 22 (UPI) -- Germany's Social Democrats want to rely on renewable energy sources, climate protection and sustainable technology to help revive the economy.

Nuclear-waste dumping site also poisonous

BERLIN, April 16 (UPI) -- A leaking nuclear-waste storage site in Germany is also contaminated with several toxic substances.

Offshore wind farm boosts German power

BERLIN, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- German officials say offshore wind power is of key importance to the country's energy supply.

Nuclear waste scandal in Germany

BERLIN, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Germany is engulfed in a discussion over how to best handle nuclear waste, after it surfaced that several leaks threaten security at a dumping site in Lower Saxony state.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent
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Sigmar Gabriel (born September 12, 1959 in Goslar) is a German politician currently chairing the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

On December 15, 1999, after the resignation of Gerhard Glogowski, who had succeeded Gerhard Schröder in office, Gabriel became Minister-President of Lower Saxony and served until March 4, 2003. After being voted out of office, he became the SPD's "Representative for Pop Culture and Pop Discourse" from 2003 to 2005, for which he was bestowed the nickname Siggi Pop. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in the cabinet of Angela Merkel.

He has promoted the International Renewable Energy Agency. He is opposed to hate speech labeling Thilo Sarrazin's speeches "verbal violence."

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