Picture of the day
Body art, officially approved
Berlin authorities decided the city’s police may show off some ink. Previously tattoos couldn't be visible while on duty in case the officer was mistaken for a gangster. But now that a quarter of under-30s have tattoos, the rules have been relaxed. Head, neck and hand tattoos are still banned though, as is anything that could be construed as hate speech. Source:
Graph of the day
Don’t show me the money
For employees the world over, money is the major concern when deciding whether or not to take a new job. Not so for the Germans. The CEB Global Talent Monitor, which polls 22,000 employees in 40 countries, asked respondents what mattered to them when considering a post. For the first time, the question of compensation was not among the top five for German workers.
Quote of the day
Too many rules, not enough guns
The chief of one of Europe’s largest tank makers, based in Munich, criticized German defense industry rules, in particular “absurd over-regulation.” Mr. Haun told reporters that he hopes new military cooperation with France will bring German regulators to their senses, even though, he added, the venture’s budget – €500 million ($602 million) – isn’t enough to make the changes Europe’s military needs.
Person of the day
Making electric dreams come true
This weekend, Carsten Breitfeld, chief executive of Future Mobility Corporation and former developer at BMW, presents his new “baby” at CES, an annual global consumer electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas. He and other stars of the German auto industry will produce the Byton, a mid-sized electric SUV for the mass market, in China, starting in 2019. Source: