The skyline and the headquarters of Germany's Deutsche Bank (R) are photographed in Frankfurt, Germany, September 29, 2016. Picture taken September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Germany is moving to close the pay gap between men and women with a proposed new law agreed in principle by the government's ruling coalition parties Thursday.In raw or unadjusted terms, the gender pay gap stood at 21 percent in Germany last year, above the European average of 16.5 percent, the federal statistics office Destatis calculated.In the former communist east of the country, the pay gap was much narrower, standing at eight percent last year, but in the west it stood at 23 percent, Destatis calculated.
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