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Lufthansa employs around 138,000 people and owns brands including Eurowings and Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa’s shareholders have voted through a €9 billion bailout package that gives the German government a stake in the group almost a quarter of a c(...)

Adidas was approved for €3 billion in aid from the German government and banks as it grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Adidas was approved for €3 billion in aid from the German government and banks, and the company will cease dividend payments, as it grapples with the (...)

Lufthansa will close its Germanwings low-cost airline as part of a broader overhaul including capacity cuts across the group

Lufthansa will close its Germanwings low-cost airline as part of a broader overhaul including capacity cuts across the group, as it warned it could ta(...)

Tui is the world’s largest tour operator. Photograph: iStock

Tui, the world’s largest tour operator, has received approval for a €1.8 billion loan to help it survive an almost total shutdown of its operations, i(...)

Stephen Molloy and Gunnar Rönsch, partners in Fundamental Berlin

When Germany announced a massive package of measures on Monday to cushion the devastating effects of coronavirus on Europe’s largest economy, Stephen (...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier launching the national industry strategy for 2030 in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Peter Altmaier, Germany’s economy minister, has called for the creation of a state investment fund that would step in to pre-empt foreign takeovers of(...)

Trade between China and Ireland is currently at record levels. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

In Dublin’s gossipy stockbroking community, it was a wonder that the talks were kept under wraps for so long. It emerged in early February that Goodb(...)

President of the German Constitutional Court  Andreas Vosskuhle: court has asked the European Court of Justice for an expedited ruling on whether the ECB crisis-era asset purchase programme, worth over €2.3 trillion, broke the bank’s own ban on financing governments.  Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The campaign of Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland against European Central Bank bond-buying got a shot in the arm on Tuesday with a refe(...)

German carrier Air Berlin aircraft are pictured at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Ryanair has claimed to EU competition regulators that there is a conspiracy between the German government and Lufthansa to carve up insolvent Air Berl(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble: Berlin’s contribution to Greece and direct bilateral loans to Athens have generated a windfall. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Germany has earned profits of €1.34 billion on its various euro crisis loans to Greece over the last decade, according to official figures. Berlin’s c(...)

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