German officials raise concerns over insolvent airline Air Berlin

19 August 2017, 1:49 am

A German official has said a straight takeover of insolvent airline Air Berlin would not be possible. The airline filed for bankruptcy protection last Tuesday after major shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding. The carrier is now in talks with a ...... Read More »

Why Ryanair cares so much about a failed German airline

19 August 2017, 1:24 am

EARLIER THIS WEEK, German low-cost carrier Air Berlin announced that it had filed for insolvency. It said it was in talks with legacy carrier Lufthansa and other interested parties to sell off parts of the business. Air Berlin also received a €150 ...... Read More »

Sale of Air Berlin as a whole not possible: German deputy EconMin

19 August 2017, 12:54 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - A takeover of insolvent German airline Air Berlin (AB1.DE) as a whole to keep it operating will not be possible, German deputy economy minister Matthias Machnig said on Saturday, pouring cold water on an airline investor's approach.... Read More »

Police separate some 500 neo-Nazis, opponents at Berlin demo

18 August 2017, 11:27 pm

BERLIN (AP) -- Some 500 far-right extremists began a march ... Such restrictions are common in Germany and rooted in the experience of the pre-war Weimar Republic, when opposing political groups would try to forcibly interrupt their rivals' rallies ...... Read More »

I will buy airberlin to stop a Lufthansa monopoly in Germany

18 August 2017, 10:03 pm

Earlier German magazine Capital reported Woehrl was thinking of teaming up with other investors to make a takeover offer for Air Berlin, citing people familiar with the matter. “INTRO already declared its interest years ago to take a majority stake in ...... Read More »

Air Berlin Bankruptcy Roils Germany’s Air Transport Market

18 August 2017, 11:23 am

After years of financial distress, Air Berlin’s Aug. 15 bankruptcy protection filing surprised no one. But the collapse of what once was Germany’s second-largest airline triggers fundamental change throughout the air transport market in Europe’s ...... Read More »

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

18 August 2017, 9:41 am

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the "unprecedented" meddling. Erdogan called on ethnic Turks to ...... Read More »

In Germany, neo-Nazis get to march but threats are verboten

18 August 2017, 7:24 am

a Berlin lawyer. The exact rules differ according to the circumstances, but police in Germany generally try to balance protesters' rights to free speech and free assembly against the rights of counter-demonstrators and residents, he said. "Anything ...... Read More »

German neo-Nazis are planning to rally outside Berlin Saturday

17 August 2017, 7:00 pm

Under strict German hate speech laws, demonstrators will not be allowed to sport swastikas or chant Nazi slogans. The German government will likely grant permission to a group of neo-Nazis to hold a public demonstration on Saturday commemorating the death ...... Read More »

Air Berlin turns to Lufthansa and German govt after filing for insolvency

17 August 2017, 1:47 pm

Air Berlin has filed for insolvency and is in discussions with Lufthansa and the German government to rescue parts of its business, after its largest shareholder Etihad said it would not provide any further funding for the struggling airline. Germany’s ...... Read More »

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