Major news items in leading German newspapers
Xinhua News Agency
BERLIN, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The following are major news items in leading German newspapers on Friday.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
According to a study by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW), the lack of skilled labour force is not as serious as often complained. Suitable skilled workers are available -- just not where they are needed.
The German Ministry for Transport declared on Thursday that 3,276 official cars of the German government have to be retrofitted. About 40 percent of the affected are German Volkswagen Passat cars.
German Deutsche Bank has to pay a 146 million euro (156 million U.S. dollars) fine because of regulatory violations in financial transactions in the United States, stated the U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent her condolences to French President Francois Hollande, after the fatal shot at a police officer on the Champs-Elysee in Paris on Thursday. Enditem