Person of the day
Remembering Erich Kellerhals
Erich Kellerhals, co-founder of Media Markt, died on Christmas at age 78. The billionaire was one of Germany's 100 richest people and owned at least 21 percent of two of the country's biggest retail electronics chains. Source:
Quote of the day
Andreas Mundt, head of Germany's Cartel Office, has no patience for Lufthansa's claim that it cannot control ticket pricing. Domestic flights have risen in price by as much as 30 percent since the bankruptcy of Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline.
Photo of the day
A happy return
German sociologist Sharo Garip returned home Wednesday after two years in Turkey. He was prevented from leaving after being charged with creating terrorist propaganda, after he signed a petition, with 1,000 other academics, that criticized the country's treatment of Kurds. Source:
Graph of the day
Asylum applications drop
The number of asylum applications dropped by 74 percent in 2017, bringing the total for the past three years to 1.35 million. The newcomers, more than half under the age of 25, could be a solution for Germany's lacking labor force.