The stage is set for a clash between the German and EU government with Lufthansa’s board rejecting the $9billion bailout agreed with its domestic government after the European Commission proposed the airline to give up valuable slots at Frankfurt and Munich airports. “It is not only in Germany’s interests but also in the EU’s interests to avoid a sell-off of strategic interests in the industrial sector as a result of this pandemic,” said the German finance minister Peter Altmaier. Reports state that the EC wants Lufthansa to give up 72 of its lucrative take-off and landing slots at Frankfurt and

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