10 - Angela Merkel in London, retail sales' bright future, Jacek Protasiewicz and CeBIT

THIS WEEK IN GERMANY podcast has now had 10 great episodes! Check it out today for information on Angela Merkel traveling to London to discuss her view on EU reforms, the good news that retail sales had a much needed increase to boost consumer confidence, and a Polish member of the EU Parliament that has been arrested for insulting customs officials at the Frankfurt airport. 

This week: 

  • Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to both British Houses of Parliament about what is needed to keep the EU strong both competitively and socially.
  • Germany recently had the highest rate of retail sales growth between months for the past 5 years, building confidence.
  • Jacek Protasiewicz, a Polish MEP, has made insensitive comments at the Frankfurt airport which landed him in trouble with the law.
  • Our German A-Z guide covers the letter "J" and we showcase the largest computer expo in the world taking place next week, CeBIT. 

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