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Germany to facilitate retail sector cooperation to fight coronavirus: Der Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier wants to loosen anti-trust laws to allow greater cooperation between retail businesses in the fight against coronavirus, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

“If the food industry and retail sector cooperate to secure supply for citizens during the crisis then we will take up anti-trust issues with the cartel authority in order to find a solution,” Altmaier told Spiegel.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Michelle Martin)