Photo Gallery: Coal Mining in Germany on the Way Out

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Berlin Takes on Brussels Merkel's Ongoing Fight to Extend Coal Subsidies

The European Commission has decided to end coal subsidies by 2014, a decision which does not sit well with Chancellor Angela Merkel. She wants Europe to revisit the decision, but support is lacking. Even her own economics minister is standing in the way. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan