Peter Altmaier

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Intel is pursuing a multibillion-dollar drive to take on Asian rivals in contract manufacturing.

Intel wants €8 billion in public subsidies towards building a semi-conductor factory in Europe, its chief executive was cited as saying on Friday, as (...)

A coal-fired power plant  in Neurath, Germany. Photograph:  Martin Meissner/AP

Germany’s top court has demanded changes to the country’s climate law, saying it places too much of a burden on future generations to reduce carbon em(...)

CDU leader Armin Laschet: Secured just two-thirds support from  his own party board. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Armin Laschet has joined the race to be the country’s next chancellor after a Bavarian rival ended a(...)

At work  in the future mRNA production site of CureVac’s Covid vaccine CVnCoV at a Bayer plant  in Wuppertal, Germany. Photograph: EPA

Fifteen years ago, after an hour-long meeting in the basement of a Paris hotel, Bill Gates agreed to back a German entrepreneur who claimed a new clas(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier: “We agreed to consider modifications and improvements to the criteria to qualify for assistance . . . so that payments are not delayed further.” Photograph: Andreas Mertens

Germany’s economic minister Peter Altmaier has promised to expedite pandemic payments to cash-strapped businesses, some of which have been waiting sin(...)

Christmas stalls and a shoe store advertising sales during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Germany is heading towards an extension of its “lockdown lite” for another three weeks to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and make family gat(...)

The new tariffs on US imports into the EU will include 15 per cent on aircraft and 25 per cent on a range of agricultural and industrial products

The European Union will impose tariffs on up to €3.4 billion of imports from the United States from Tuesday in retaliation for similar penalties impos(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen was informed on Sunday that a person that she had been in a meeting with had tested positive. The contact took place last Tuesday during a two-day trip to Portugal. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A string of European leaders have been forced to go into self-isolation as Covid-19 infections spread on the margins of official circles, highlighting(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited the Oliver Bond Street flats complex with a pep in his step. Photograph: Julian Behal

“Coronavirus carrier at EU trade council triggers top-level quarantines,” reported Politico Europe on Thursday. We knew that, because Tánaiste Leo Va(...)

 Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives  at the construction site of the new Tesla factory near Berlin. Photograph:  Maja Hitij/Getty Images

If the German car industry’s obituary is written sooner rather than later, the last days may feature as a symbolic turning point. This is a cautionar(...)

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