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Ministers rule out energy-saving campaign despite potential blackout warning
The Prince of Wales earned a slightly controversial victory in Belfast in a race against his wife to make the quickest cocktail. The royal couple accepted the challenge during a visit to Trademarket in Belfast, stepping around to the other side of a bar and listening carefully to instructions. Poised to start pouring, Kate exclaimed: “He’s started,” to chuckles from William, and started herself, deftly pouring measures of the various drinks into a cocktail maker to create Up the Lagan in a Bubble.
Many medium -sized companies want to buy preliminary products again within Europe to protect themselves from material bottlenecks. In view of the scarcity and political tensions, safe ports are required, according to a survey by DZ Bank under 1000 owners and managing directors of medium -sized companies.The Ukraine War has hit many supply chains, made materials such as steel and caused bottlenecks, for example, for cable trees in the car industry. The shortness of microchips and container traffic jams also put a strain on the German economy. In view of the Ukraine War, there is a debate about dealing with China. Economic Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) warned of one -sided dependencies in the Far East and called on companies to position themselves broader in Asia.
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Liz Truss rules out energy-saving campaign amid power blackout warning
Liz Truss rules out energy-saving campaign amid power blackout warningBusiness Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg is believed to have backed a £15m campaign this winter, with The Times reporting the idea was blocked by No 10.
While the United States is becoming more important for medium -sized companies and according to survey, 15 percent are aiming for stronger trade relationships with the United States, companies are split at business with China. More than a third of the medium -sized companies are dependent on the People's Republic in their supply chains, according to the DZ Bank, the market is indispensable for many. The withdrawal from China is striving for 16 percent of larger companies from an annual turnover of 50 million euros. Among the smaller ones with up to 5 million euros in sales, almost one in five assumes that China strengthen China in the supply chains. , regardless of the size of the company, many medium -sized companies want to reduce business relationships with Ukraine (22 percent) and Russia (17). Also Britain is also said to play a smaller role in the supply chains in 15 percent of the country due to the state's exit from the EU. In order to protect themselves from failures or material bottlenecks, according to the survey, two thirds of the companies want to rely on a wider supplier network. More than half also wants to expand camps. Consider 38 percent to adapt their production to reduce dependencies.
"Bureaucratic nightmare": Business criticizes the supply chain law and calls for simplification .
shortly before the German supply chain law comes into force at the beginning of the year, business representatives have asked for simplifications. "The law is badly done and it comes at the wrong time. We are extremely dissatisfied With that, ”said Dirk Jandura, President of the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services, the German Press Agency. © dpa Siegfried Russwurm, President of the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI), criticizes the supply chain law.