This decision will probably be made in the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Elmos announced on Monday. So far, the Ministry of Economics has announced that the takeover will probably be approved.

“Once the decision has been received, the parties involved will examine it in detail and then decide on further steps,” said Elmos. Nothing was disclosed about the reasons for the decision. Elmos develops, produces and sells semiconductors primarily for use in cars.

At the end of last year, the company announced that it wanted to sell the production of so-called wafers in Dortmund to the Swedish competitor Silex for a total of around 85 million euros. Silex is a subsidiary of the Chinese Sai Group.

The Economics Ministry is examining whether the sale of the chip factory will be prohibited. Against the resistance of several departments and at the urging of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the cabinet recently decided that a Chinese company could take a 24.9 percent stake in a terminal in the Port of Hamburg. Critics of such deals fear that China could have too much influence on the infrastructure or important branches of industry in Germany.

The Ministry of Economics was initially not available for comment late Monday evening.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach wants to reform the hospitals. But his suggestions are by no means met with enthusiasm by everyone. Midwives have now started a petition against one of the innovations.

Hasan Alkas is a professor of microeconomics with a focus on international markets, he was an advisor to the Minister of Transport and Communications in Turkey for several years and worked at the European Commission in industrial policy. He loves Germany, but he ruthlessly exposes Germany’s weaknesses.

Soldiers from a Russian naval brigade openly criticized their commanders on Telegram. Their actions resulted in the brigade losing 300 men in just four days. “They don’t care about anything except adorning themselves. They call people flesh,” the letter reads.

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