Merkel is seeking to make it easier for the German arms industry to export weapons

Merkel Seeks to Ease German Arms Exports

November 8 (Spiegel) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to make it easier for the German arms industry to export weapons. In a position paper sent to Brussels recently, Berlin asked that “economic interests” be “adequately considered” when it comes to export controls on arms shipments.

On a similar theme, ThyssenKrupp looking to distance itself from its joint venture with Ferrostaal – the Munich public prosecutor’s office has accused Ferrostaal of paying millions of euros in bribes to Greece related to the purchase of 214-class submarines.

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