Person of the Day
Bernhard Mattes is expected to become the next head of the VDA, Germany's biggest automotive lobby, on January 1. Currently the boss of Ford's German division, Mr. Mattes is seen as a good diplomat between industry and politics because he isn't tainted by the Dieselgate scandal. Source:
Quote of the Day
Right on Time
On Saturday, the critics crowed as Germany set its clocks back to Central European Time. Professor Blanckenburg says eliminating the practice would save more electricity, the original aim of splitting the year into daylight savings and winter time.
Chart of the Day
Wet, Gray and Industrious
Hamburg has the most small- and mid-sized businesses per capita of any German state. It's also supposedly grayer and rainier. Connection?
Picture of the Day
A Blow to the North
Storm Herwart blasted through northern Germany on Saturday night, causing at least three deaths, the cancellation of hundreds of trains, and flooding in coastal areas along the North Sea. Source: