1. Staff shortages cost Germany 0.9 percent of output each year – IW  Reuters
  2. Two planes COLLIDE in midair in Germany – fatalities confirmed  Express.co.uk
  3. FT COLUMN: Germany is frustrating Emmanuel Macron’s grand ambitions  Business Day
  4. Merkel’s Struggle to Gain Trump’s Ear Leaves Berlin Sidelined  Bloomberg
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