Quote of the day
Right debate, wrong target
In a guest column for Tagesspiegel, former foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel criticized his fellow politicians as out-of-touch and said outspoken Health Minister Jens Spahn was right to start a debate about domestic security. But Mr. Gabriel, a center-left Social Democrat, criticized Mr. Spahn, a member of Chancellor Merkel's conservative CDU party, for focusing on immigrants and said the government should do a better job of watching out for the 99%.
Strike of the day
Make it rain!
Union Verdi held strikes of government workers at the Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports on Tuesday. The union wants a 6 percent wage increase as well as more money for trainees and interns. The strikes come ahead of a second round of wage talks with government representatives and led to empty airports around Germany, such as here in Hanover. Source:
Graph of the day
100 more years
The World Economic Forum recently said it would take another century until women are treated equally. Until then, it seems many people still have ill-conceived ideas of gender roles in the modern world.
Person of the day
Documented losses at Documenta
Wolfgang Orthmayr was named interim director of the Documenta art show in Kassel, in central Germany. His appointment follows the resignation of Annette Kulenkapff after the semi-annual exhibition unveiled a loss of €5.4 million last year. Ms. Kulenkapff will leave on June 1 even though her contract ran until mid-2019. Mr. Orthmayr, 58, was previously a director at Stage Entertainment, which produces musicals and stage shows. Source: