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was used as the current government formed, the representatives of the parties enrolled in the coalition agreement that they want to classify the surface vessel as a key technology. This would make it possible to award contracts in this area without Europe-wide tender. The federal government has that job finally implemented from the coalition agreement in January - too late for the award of the contract for the multi-role combat ship 180 for the German Navy.

The sting of disappointment runs deep. This applies not only to the German Naval Yards Kiel, the "180 MKS" against the Dutch shipyard group ladies lost out in the struggle for the billion-dollar contract for the multi-role combat ship. In other areas, there is indignation:

Handelsblatt headline: "Germany sank the shipbuilding industry." IG Metall coast presents an authored with works of yards and suppliers joint position paper and looks up to 15,000 jobs at risk. In an otherwise rarely seen Union call trade unions and industry representatives, here the association Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM) to a future dialogue naval shipbuilding. The Schleswig-Holstein Prime Minister Daniel Guenther, designs in the state capital German Naval yards and welded, criticized the federal government clear: He wrote - also on behalf of other state leaders (Bavaria, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia) - an urgent letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to "secure the future of naval surface shipbuilding in Germany". The protest goes across party lines and extends into the coalition in Berlin. Only Hamburg behaves shut up - after the Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss has been brought by the Dutch tender winner on board.

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