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    The minister was presenting his plans for an EU cloud solution under the name "Gaia X" just ahead of the fall. The event he was attending was suspended after the accident.

    German Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier has stumbled and fallen off a stage after giving a speech at the Digital Gipfel summit in Dortmund, Germany. According to local media reports, the minister was lost consciousness after the fall and was quickly taken to a hospital.

    While information about his condition is limited at the moment, he has since regained consciousness at the medical facility, according to the news agency DPA.

    The German channel RTL broadcast the actual moment the minister lost his balance after stumbling on the stage and falling off it.

    Prior to the incident, Altmaier was giving a speech regarding plans for a EU cloud solution called "Gaia X", which is set to become a "powerful and competitive, secure and trustworthy data infrastructure for Europe".

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