Wolfsburg is home to Europe's biggest carmaker — Volkwagen. The coronavirus spread will see the company closing its facilities there on Friday, setting the city up for massive economic difficulties.
One in three German cars are sold in China. The world's largest car market is increasingly developing into a lifeline for manufacturers during the coronavirus pandemic. But this also creates risks.
The car industry is in apparent decline in Germany. Some estimates predict that half its 800,000 jobs will be gone by 2030. The industry disagrees with that estimate, but the road ahead looks bumpy.
With the pandemic exposing football's financial frailties, former St Pauli and German Football League boss Andreas Rettig has joined calls for reform. Speaking to DW, he says the answer is not to be found in England.
A German court has ruled that Winterkorn must stand trial on a second set of "dieselgate" charges. Earlier this month the former VW CEO and four others were charged over their alleged roles in the emissions scandal.
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