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Germany wants joint EU planning to protect supply chains : Minister

Reuters , Wednesday 29 Apr 2020
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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier gives a press conference on April 29, 2020 in Berlin to present the government's economic spring projection, amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: AFP)
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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier called on Wednesday for joint European Union planning to safeguard supply chains during future pandemics.

Berlin did not want a European autocracy but did want more independence in Europe in medical precursors and masks, Altmaier said.

Asked about German airline Lufthansa, Altmaier said some companies would need liquidity and that the government was speaking to some informally but it would not make any public disclosure for now as such matters are market-sensitive.

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