The insolvent German airline faces its moment of truth on Friday as a fierce bidding war closes. Wildcat strikes by pilots have complicated talks on the break-up of what was once Germany’s second largest carrier.
Mercedes parent Daimler is teaming up with Via to launch a ride-sharing service in Europe. Like UberPool, it will be an on-demand system that allows passengers to set their own pick-up points and destinations through a smartphone app.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (right) is standing firm on his contentious decision to join Russian energy conglomerate Rosneft. At a campaign event, he stressed the importance of good relations with Russia.
The study, conducted by research institute Prognos AG on behalf of the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw), predicts Germany will lack millions of skilled workers, technical and medical workers and researchers in the near future.
The German state notched up a record budget surplus between January and June, official figures showed Friday, as Europe’s largest economy continued to grow strongly.
The British budget airline easyJet is planning to take over a large number of the services currently offered by Air Berlin, which filed for insolvency last week, the Rheinische Post (RP) reports.
Closure of a key freight line linking northern and southern Europe is having huge and costly knock-on effects throughout the continent. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn gives no timetable for needed repairs.
North Korea’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and missiles has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has also been acquiring German weapons for its self-defense.
A friend of the Russian president, former German Chancellor Schröder has been working for the Russian energy industry since he lost to Chancellor Merkel in 2005. Rosneft has been hit by Western sanctions.