German Railways privatisation could be derailed

Spiegel (English edition) is writing that plans for German Railways to be privatised could be derailed (their joke) because of the fears that the federal states have over the plans.

German states this week have said they might stop Berlin’s plans to privatize the country’s national railway, Deutsche Bahn. They fear that giving the company too much power over its destiny could spell an end to rail services to less populous and rural areas. Newspaper commentators say they’re right.