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News Manufacturing General Production
September 8, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 24, 2020  

Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers

The move was part of an effort to move away from “throw-away culture”

News Government General
June 15, 2020  

Germany to take stake in company working on virus vaccine

Companies are racing to develop a vaccine to end COVID-19

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 10, 2020  

German government agrees national hydrogen strategy

Looking to produce it from excess electricity generated by renewable energy sources.

News Oil & Gas General
October 16, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 19, 2019  

Can green investment help relaunch Germany’s economy?

Public pressure grows to address big issues such as global warming.

News Government General
April 16, 2019  

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.

News Transportation General
December 12, 2018  

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.

News General
October 9, 2018  

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.

News Government General
October 3, 2018  

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.

News Automotive General
August 1, 2018  

Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes

VW CEO says “growing protectionism also poses major challenges for the globally integrated automotive industry.”

News Automotive General
July 10, 2018  

BMW to make electric MINIs in China

The German automaker has formed a JV with Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motor.

News Automotive General
June 11, 2018  

German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case

Rupert Stadler is being investigated on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 28, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 11, 2018  

Europe isn’t US ‘vassal,’ should trade with Iran: France

Governments scramble to save billions of dollars in trade after US re-imposes sanctions.