In the wake of ever-increasing cyber-security threats, Germany has passed legislation ordering that over 2,000 essential service providers implement new minimum information security standards or face penalties if they fail to do so within two years.
As the US keeps pressing European governments to restructure Greek debt as part of the new bailout, the German Finance Minister has jokingly told his US counterpart to better advise the countries which owe debt repayments to Washington.
A court in Munich has ruled the publisher of Goebbels’ biography must disclose proceeds from the book to calculate fees to be paid to the Nazi propaganda minister’s inheritors, rejecting claims of “amorality” of payments to war criminal’s beneficiaries.
A United Airlines pilot is under investigation after throwing bullets into a trash can and then flushing them down a toilet en-route to Germany. He dumped the ammunition over worries he could get into trouble due to Germany’s strict gun laws.
Greece has been negotiating with its creditors for months, but it has never received a clear offer to reconstruct and make the public debt sustainable, says Costas Mavrides, MEP from the Democratic Party in Cyprus.
The humiliation the German government has had to face in the recent weeks and even years of spying by the NSA is just too much, and maybe finally there will be no excuse not to further investigate it, says Dirk Engling, hacking expert.