In January it became law in Germany that retailers must print a receipt for every last transaction in a bid to fight tax evasion, but shopkeepers, customers and industry groups are already bucking against the scheme.
From bee-keepers dumping honey on politicians' doorsteps to farmers holding up traffic, tensions between farmers and environmentalists have overshadowed the biggest show on Germany's agriculture calendar.
A leading politician for the Danish People's Party has been sharply criticised by his own party after he reiterated his call for the Danish speaking areas of northern Germany to be returned to Danish rule.
A vast website documenting the forgotten "sub-camps" of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz was launched on Thursday by an association of private researchers in Berlin on Thursday.
The Berlin villa which hosted the 1942 Wannsee Conference, at which top Nazi officials finalised plans for the Holocaust, will on Sunday launch a new permanent exhibition aimed at attracting more visitors.
The Bundestag has voted against a proposal for a new 'presumed consent' organ donation system.