Person of the day
The right way
Sebastian Kurz was sworn in as Austrian chancellor on Monday after his center-right People's Party (ÖVP) reached a coalition agreement over the weekend with the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ). The 31-year-old leader's shift to the right has many of his EU colleagues wondering how the new Austrian government will engage with Brussels. Source:
Graph of the day
Scheduled for arrival
Attention, dear passengers: Your new Berlin Airport – the €6.6 billion project south of Germany’s capital – unfortunately has a delay of nine years. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We can, however, announce, for the eighth and hopefully last time, the new opening date: October 2020. We thank you for your patience and hope to really see you in three years’ time.
Quote of the day
Ready to fight
The Austrian entrepreneur claims Lufthansa is effectively blocking the sale of Niki, a former Air Berlin unit, and has demanded an extension of the bidding period.
Picture of the Day
This steam-powered locomotive still provides regular service to towns in the Harz mountains in central Germany. It's the kind of train Santa would take and chugs along at an elevation as high as 1,125 meters (3,691 feet). It follows different routes totaling 140 kilometers (87 miles). All aboard! Source: