The shortage of truck drivers has already reached 45,000. That is also the number of truck drivers who retire annually, and only 16,000 new drivers are available annually.
The Chinese company Yantai Taihai withdrew from its attempt to purchase Leifeld Metal Spinning, a manufacturer of machinery and spare parts for the aerospace industry.
In recent weeks the US has stepped up its campaign against the Nord Stream 2 project.
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, signed a declaration on 19 June in Meseberg.
Angela Merkel’s government finds itself in its deepest crisis since she became Chancellor in 2005.
On 6 June, the German federal government established a commission whose main task will be to develop a plan for a so-called ‘coal phase-out’.
The Social Democrats demanded that Chancellor Angela Merkel provide explanations concerning abuses while asylum and refugee status are being granted by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
As NATO has returned its focus to collective defence since 2014, very short, short-range and medium-range surface-based air defence has become a desirable capability.
On 2nd May the German federal government adopted a draft budget and a financial plan for 2018–2022.
The results of the French president’s visit to Berlin prove that Germany is unwilling to support the proposals for thorough reforms of the eurozone.