Person of the day
An upward trend
Jens Weidmann, the boss of Germany's central bank, won't rule out interest in Mario Draghi's job as president of the European Central Bank when the Italian steps down in October 2019. If nominated by the European Council, Mr. Weidmann, an economist who sits on the ECB's governing council, would become the first German to serve this eight-year term since the bank's founding in 1998. Source:
Photo of the day
A Nazi-era bell located in the southwestern village of Herxheim am Berg is receiving international attention after a local committee voted 10 to 3 to keep the controversial bell hanging in the church, despite an inscription reading “Everything for the Fatherland – Adolf Hitler" and a swastika. Source:
Graph of the day
Germany's love of sparkling water far outshines their affection for the bubble-free stuff, but if current trends continue, not for much longer. In 2002, 244 million liters of still water were sold, but by 2016, consumption jumped by 634 percent to 1,792 million liters.
Quote of the day
A Green win
In response to Germany's high court ruling that cities can impose bans on diesel cars, Mona Neubaur, head of the Green Party in North Rhine-Westphalia, thinks people should be offered incentives to switch from diesel vehicles to public transportation.