German machinery industry sees big production drop this year
Orders were down 16% in this year’s first seven months compared with a year earlier.
Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers
The move was part of an effort to move away from “throw-away culture”
Germany to take stake in company working on virus vaccine
Companies are racing to develop a vaccine to end COVID-19
German government agrees national hydrogen strategy
Looking to produce it from excess electricity generated by renewable energy sources.
Germany angered by Shell refusal to dismantle old oil rigs
The dispute comes as Britain, where Shell has a major corporate presence, is in the process of withdrawing from the EU.
Can green investment help relaunch Germany’s economy?
Public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.
Canada joins new German-France ‘alliance’ that doesn’t include US
Chrystia Freeland offered Canada’s support for the Alliance for Multilateralism during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Dinard, France.
Via Rail places $989M train order with Siemens for key rail corridor
No Canadian content requirement; the German firm will build the trains at its North American headquarters in California.
German government urges automakers to pay diesel upgrades
Manufacturers favour giving car owners rebates to buy new vehicles over hardware upgrades to millions of diesel models.
Germany seeks to woo Americans amid rocky Trump relationship
Berlin has struggled to come to terms with Trump’s willingness to cast aside international agreements signed by his predecessors.
Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes
VW CEO says “growing protectionism also poses major challenges for the globally integrated automotive industry.”
BMW to make electric MINIs in China
The German automaker has formed a JV with Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motor.
German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case
Rupert Stadler is being investigated on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents.
Germany gives Daimler deadline to submit fix for diesel vans
Automaker ordered to recall over 6,000 Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery vans last week for emissions violations.
Europe isn’t US ‘vassal,’ should trade with Iran: France
Governments scramble to save billions of dollars in trade after US re-imposes sanctions.