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Italy, the sick man of Europe?

Nearly half of Italy’s population wants to leave the EU, the country’s economy is among the worst in the eurozone. Can the government solve this? Sandro Gozi, European Affairs Minister, is on Conflict Zone this week.

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Demand for e-cars and hybrids stagnates

Demand for alternative fuel vehicles in Europe remains stagnant. In the second quarter of 2016, new registrations only went up by 0.6 percent across the EU. That’s about 148,000 new e-cars spread across 28 member states.

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Volkswagen is global leader in car sales

Diesel emissions scandal? Lawsuits, fines, turmoil at headquarters? Whatever. VW Group sold more cars and light trucks than any other carmaker in the first half of 2016, ahead of close rivals Toyota and General Motors.

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China’s road to high-tech supremacy

China wants to become a leading high-tech power by 2049. To achieve this goal, Chinese businesses are acquiring firms and know-how in the West. But many industry experts are concerned about the development.

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Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU’s scapegoat

EU Commission President Juncker is being blamed for many of the bloc’s woes: waning interest in Europe, far-right populism and – recently – the Brexit. But how far is he really to blame? Barbara Wesel from Brussels.

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The rise and fall of German exports

German exports have been hit by sluggish demand from many of its most important markets, the national statistics office has reported. The recent drop in shipments abroad is seen as yet another warning signal.

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