Person of the day
The First Vocationalist
In her role as Germany’s First Lady, Elke Büdenbender, the wife of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, wants to promote vocational training as an alternative to college. Although Germany’s apprenticeship programs are highly regarded in the world, young people increasingly pursue a master’s degree over a “meister’s” certificate. Source:
Graphic of the day
Deutsche's Ups and Downs
Germany's largest bank saw its profits soar to the top under former CEO Rolf Breuer, only to soar to the bottom under the current incumbent John Cryan. Investors have been on a wild rollercoaster ride for the past seven years.
Quote of the day
Deutsche Bank's decision to go ahead and pay its investment bankers and senior managers big bonuses, despite mounting losses, has been criticized by numerous politicians, investors and customers alike. The bank argues that the bonuses are necessary to retain top talent.
Picture of the day
Chocolate Easter bunny production is in full swing at the family-owned confectionery Confiserie Felicitas in the eastern German village of Hornow. About 50 employees handcraft the chocolate products made of pure cocoa butter. Source: