After Landslide Victory in Ireland, German Political Leaders Put Pressure on Merkel to Further LGBT Rights

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Over the weekend, Irish voters overwhelmingly voiced their support for legalizing gay marriage in their country with 62.1 percent voting in favor of the referendum. It was a historic moment all throughout Europe and now key German political leaders are looking to put extra pressure on Angela Merkel to further …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany’s First Nationwide Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect Jan 1

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Despite being a longtime opponent, German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed off on the country’s first national minimum wage law that will go into effect in just a few days on January 1. German workers will now receive a minimum pay of 8.50 euros ($10.32) per hour before taxes, which is …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Legislation To Institute Boardroom Quota For Women in Business Approved By German Cabinet

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German cabinet, led by Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and coalition partner Social Democrats (SPD) pushed through a draft law that would require public companies to have a 30 percent quota for women on their boards by 2016. Under the proposed law, small business would also see quotas put …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel To Visit President Obama in Washington This Week

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be making her first visit to Washington DC since 2011 on May 1 and 2, and will be meeting with President Obama early Friday for a lunch meeting focused on international and economic issues. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since news broke …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Putin Defends Crimea’s Decision In Phone Call With Merkel

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On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of Ukrainians living in Crimea showed favor in separating from Ukraine and becoming part of Russia.  While the Ukraine government is calling the vote illegal and has no plans on supporting the decision, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the decision on Sunday during a phone call …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Merkel Fractures Pelvis During Christmas Ski Vacation

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It turns out German Chancellor Angela Merkel has an adventurous side to her, or at least that is what it seems when the news broke that she had suffered a skiing injury during her Christmas holiday in Switzerland. While out doing some cross-country skiing around the Swiss resort of Engadin, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Speaks Out Against Spying On Merkel, Despite History Of Defending NSA

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) issued a statement on Monday criticizing the recently discovered spying activity conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA) on key world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and has ordered that a complete surveillance review take place. Feinstein’s opposition may come as …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Google Hopes To Inform Voters In Upcoming German Election With Dedicated Site

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s upcoming elections are a month away and if you’ve been looking to find out the latest developments and details on those who are running for various positions, including who might be the next German Chancellor, Google has created a dedicated site to help you out called “2013+Du”. By using …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Slams U.S. PRISM Program Days Before Obama Makes Return Visit To Berlin

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It turns out that it isn’t only Americans who have become outraged over the recent leaks regarding privacy breaches made by the US government in recent years.  Numerous German citizens and politicians have expressed their own outrage over the questionable PRISM data collection practices, with some going as far as …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Former Michigan Governor Receives German Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

During her time as Michigan’s Governor, Jennifer Granholm spent 8 years building a close relationship with Germany by pushing for strong economic and cultural partnerships.  After making her first trip to the country in 2004, 49 German companies invested over $2 billion and 20,000 jobs in the state of Michigan, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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