ThyssenKrupp has found a candidate for board chair who can restore the company’s credibility in Bodo Uebber, who is stepping down as CFO at Daimler. He has the stature to deal with major shareholders and guide the company, industry sources said.
UFO, a cabin crew union, won a case permitting it to publicly criticize the working conditions at Ryanair as dangerous to flight safety.
Tembo, an elephant from Berlin, is being moved to Dresden, where he will breed with elephants at the city’s zoo. (DPA)
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said additional US car tariffs may be unavoidable, suggesting that the truce reached between the EU and the Trump administration may not hold.
Juncker told attendees at a conference in Berlin that the EU is negotiating with officials from the White House at all levels to avoid an escalation in trade tensions. (Reuters)
A country-wide study found that 73 of 1,085 German hospitals don’t meet the minimum standards in eleven assessment categories across three areas of care: maternity, gynecology and breast cancer operations.
The summer drought caused a water shortage in Berlin and the city is negotiating with neighboring states for access to their reservoirs.
Volkswagen’s boss said the carmaker is capable of making 50 million e-vehicles, thanks to its platform and battery procurement plans. (Automobilwoche)
Allianz will present a new strategy later this month that will expand its portfolio with digital products that are less complicated than current offerings and more focused on customers’ needs.
Thomas Haldenweg, previously the deputy to Hans-Georg Maassen, will take on his post as spy chief. Mr. Maassen was fired as president of Germany’s domestic intelligence service last week.
Authorities in the Bavarian town of Schwandorf confirmed that people had been infected with rabbit fever, a non-fatal sickness similar to the flu.
Two German ministers, Katarina Barley and Franziska Giffey, called for a gender quota in the Bundestag, where only 31% of lawmakers are women.
Talanx announced almost all areas of its business improved, surprising investors who expected worse news for the third quarter. The German insurer’s operating profit rose 33% to €1.5 billion for the first nine months of the year.
SunExpress, a Lufthansa-Turkish Airlines joint venture, is growing rapidly and plans to expand its services by 15% next year.
The AfD received €130,000 from a Swiss pharma company, although party donations from non-EU countries are illegal if the donor is not German. Alice Weidel, a party leader, has since repaid the donation as required by law after saying she noticed the donation late. (NDR, WDR, SZ)
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called on Berlin to support closer European integration for “a European empire.” Le Maire also said Europe needs a digital tax on major tech companies and should resist US sanctions on Iran.
SAP will pay $8 billion to buy Qualtrics, a US company that makes polling software and forecasts a 40% growth rate. It is SAP’s biggest deal to date.
Germany extended suffrage to women 100 years ago today.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Beijing to be transparent about the human rights conflict surrounding unconfirmed reports of the country’s mass detention of 1 million Uighur Muslims. Maas is spending two days in China.
German toymaker Kettler faces bankruptcy but received a stay of execution thanks to temporary financing from the deceased owner’s foundation.
Vandals sprayed red swastikas on the tombstones of Muslim graves in a cemetery in Northeim, a town in Lower Saxony.
Germany’s competition authorities approved the merger of two department store chains and Kaufhof and Karstadt are now finalizing the deal. Owners Hudson’s Bay and Signa expect to sign a contract later this month.
Infineon will invest €1.6 billion to build a chip plant in Austria, the most the chipmaker has invested in Europe in more than a decade.
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