Peter Altmaier

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Christian Sewing said companies have to adapt to the new environment rather than simply being propped up by governments. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Europe will create thousands of “zombie companies” and lose competitiveness against the US and other countries if it keeps extending state aid to shie(...)

A four-day week is not unprecedented in Germany’s auto industry: in the 1990s Volkswagen cut a day’s work – and 10% of salaries – to save 30,000 jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

Leading German unions have proposed introducing a four-day working week with minimal loss of pay to save jobs and head off the worst economic shocks o(...)

German minister of finance Olaf Scholz during a press conference in Berlin.

Germany expects the economic devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to be less severe this year than originally feared, but sluggish foreign dema(...)

German regulators who are coming under fire for failing to investigate what increasingly appears to be one of the country’s worst ever accounting scandals. Photograph: dpa via AP

Ten days after police raided Wirecard’s Singapore office in February 2019 over allegations of accounting fraud, Germany’s financial regulator made its(...)

‘Paris thanks those that are never thanked enough’: The Eiffel Tower in Paris on May 10th, 2020, on the eve of France’s easing of lockdown measures. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

More than 4.1 million people have been infected by coronavirus, and more than 282,000 have died, according to figures provided by Johns Hopkins Univer(...)

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 (...)

A CureVac office in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Armando Babano/EPA

The main shareholder of a German company developing a vaccine for coronavirus has dismissed a buy-up approach by the US government. CureVac, a biotec(...)

Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken celebrate at the SPD’s headquarters in Berlin after they were elected co-leaders of the party. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

The future of Germany’s ruling coalition looked shaky after the election of new leaders of the Social Democrats (SPD) who are demanding a shift in pol(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  ‘Germany is our second-largest source of inward investment, third-largest source of tourism and fourth-largest overall trading partner.’ Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet new ECB president Christine Lagarde in Frankfurt on Monday during a two-day trip to Germany. The visit(...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier and Markus Soeder, prime minister of Bavaria. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The German economy returned to growth in the first quarter, helped by higher household spending and a booming construction industry, preliminary data (...)

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