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The German Green Party agrees to start formal coalition talks

Party delegates have voted by a large majority to join formal negotiations with the Social Democrats and the neoliberal FDP to form the next government. Germany’s Green Party voted on Sunday to join formal talks to be part of the country’s next ruling coalition government. The climate-friendly party came third in Germany’s election on September 26, …

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Southern governors tout auto industry in their states at SAC conference

The Southern Automotive Conference wrapped up in Birmingham today with three governors participating on a panel about the auto industry and Alabama’s Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield being inducted into the Southern Automotive Manufacturers Alliance Hall of Fame. More than 800 people in the auto industry in the South – representing OEMs, suppliers and others – …

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German companies are increasingly concerned about the shortage of skilled workers. The auto industry, however, has other problems.

Deloitte asks CFOs:The biggest problem is the shortage of skilled workers The search for qualified personnel is gradually becoming the biggest problem for German companies, according to a study by the management consultancy Deloitte: “The shortage of skilled workers is now again the most important risk for companies, followed by rising raw material costs, increasing …

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Germany’s budding coalition partners likely to move toward formal talks

BERLIN — The three political parties seeking to form the next German government signaled Tuesday that formal talks could start sooner than expected — a sign that the new coalition could be sworn in before year end. Top deputies from the parties have been in exploratory talks for a potential “traffic light” coalition — with the …

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German company HeidelbergCement secures 45% of local tech firm Command Alkon.

A German company has made a minority investment in a Birmingham supply chain tech company. HeidelbergCement, a German-based manufacturer of building materials and solutions, has signed an agreement to make a minority investment to acquire 45% in Command Alkon. This deal is part of HeidelbergCement’s new partnership with San Francisco-based software investment firm Thoma Bravo, which …

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Merkel’s Party Suffers Sweeping Losses as Germans Spread Vote

The Social Democrats narrowly defeated Angela Merkel’s conservative party on Sunday, setting the stage for tough negotiations to determine who will replace her as chancellor. As Germany’s election results came into sharper focus on Monday, no party won a decisive majority but the loser was clear: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats. After 16 years in …

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