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Weekly update: UK-German trading relationship, Rangers and Hamburger SV form official friendship


A study by the German Chamber of Commerce shows that the UK is losing importance as a trading partner for Germany. The UK is currently Germany’s eighth most important partner, down from fifth place in 2017.

Shipping containers. Photo: Michael Gaida via Pixabay


Centre Stage Deutsch is accepting applications for funding for German departments or lecturers in the UK and Ireland to invite German-speaking creatives to visit their university and work with students and academics.


Rangers and Hamburger SV football clubs have made official a long-standing friendship. A connection between the teams dates back to the 1970s. A number of initiatives are planned to cultivate the relationship, including offers at the Volksparkstadion and Ibrox to welcome visiting fans.


Karlsruhe-based EnBW and BP are to jointly develop two offshore wind farms off the coasts of Great Britain, which will produce enough electricity to power 3.4 million households.

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