Picture of the day
Days of chaos in Berlin
Prenzlauer Berg residents woke up Monday to what seemed like a scene from Berlin’s troubled past: An arsonist overnight destroyed 14 cars around Kollwitzplatz, the most gentrified area of the former East Berlin neighborhood. Police suspect political motivations as a far-left group had called for “Days of chaos and discussion” in the capital last week. Source:
Person of the day
CFO Harald Wilhelm (left) will leave Airbus in April 2019, following the footsteps of CEO Tom Enders, who is also leaving in April. With their departures, the board of the Franco-German airplane maker will be completely renewed by next year. The Boeing rival has been grappling with disappointing sales of the A380 and a corruption investigation. Source:
Quote of the day
The head of Germany’s largest private broadcaster says he faces unfair competition from US companies, which aren't subject to domestic media legislation. While ProSiebenSat.1 reports to more than 20 regulators, “internet imperialists” such as Google’s YouTube do what they please, Conrad Albert said, calling for an overhaul of Germany’s media regulations.
Number of the day
As employment in Germany reaches record-high levels, labor unions are making sure the workforce reaps the rewards from the booming economy. Just a month after millions of public sector workers secured a 7.5% income boost over two-and-a-half years, now 800,000 construction workers will get a 5.7% bump over three years.