Germany


Vater, Vater, Mutter, Mutter, Kind

Andrew E. Harrod | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: diversity, Germany, same-sex parenting
A German parliamentarian's homosexual household (and friends) takes the next step in "family diversity".


The Cyprus bailout: a disturbing precedent

George Friedman | 27 March 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Cyprus bailout, European Union, Germany
European policy makers have broken a barrier that has been in place since the 1930s.


Lucky Germany?

Shannon Roberts | 03 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, Germany, Inheritance
With the number of people dying with no children or relatives on the rise, Germany is facing a potentially lucrative conundrum. The State is proving the only heir for a growing number of deceased persons. If this becomes an increasing trend in European countries, could it potentially help taxpayers out of some of their budget woes?


German government wrangling over assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 15 August 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Germany


Financial markets, politics and the new reality

George Friedman | 09 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, European Union, Germany, international relations
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.


Reliable Germans vs foxy Italians?

Alessandra Nucci | 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: financial crisis, Germany, Greece, Italy
It’s time to take a closer look at the clichés which dominate coverage of the Euro-crisis.


The state of the world: Germany’s strategy

George Friedman | 14 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: geopolitics, Germany, Russia
If the European Union weakens, an alliance between Russia and Germany seems to be an inevitable alternative.


Germany faces tough decisions in Europe’s debt crisis

George Friedman | 01 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: debt crisis, European Union, Germany, Stratfor
The Germans hold many cards, and that's their problem.


Is Japan a glimpse of Europe’s future?

Marcus Roberts | 17 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Germany, Japan, labour market, workforce shortage
Economists are looking to Japan for indicators about the future of Europe.


Precise solutions for an imprecise reality

George Friedman | 05 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Eurozone, Germany, Greece, Stratfor
Europe is experiencing a cultural clash between the German ideal of the disinterested, rational civil servant and Southern and Central European scepticism.


The listening heart

Benedict XVI | 24 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, faith, Germany, reason
Positivist reason has excluded faith from politics to the detriment of justice and peace, the Pope told the German Parliament this week.


The Future of Two Economic Powerhouses

Marcus Roberts | 08 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, China, Germany, one-child policy, retirement age
Worrying signs for the future of Germany and China.


Someone at the UN is not going to be happy…

Marcus Roberts | 18 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adoption, birth rates, Germany, IVF, UN
Germany is planning to increase its funding of IVF.


A more elderly workforce for a more elderly society?

Marcus Roberts | 11 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Belgium, Elderly, France, Germany, Italy, pension, Retirement, United States
Our ageing population requires a rethink on our approach to the working elderly.


“30 dead embryos are the price paid for one healthy child”

Paul Miller | 18 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Germany, PGD
The German parliament is debating a ban on whether to legalise screening embryos for unwanted genetic traits.


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