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CDU chairman Armin Laschet signalled he would stand down after the party’s worst-ever federal election result. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is racing to avoid a political death-spiral after last month’s election disaster by starting a hunt for its(...)

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(...)

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