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A local’s guide to Munich: 10 top tips | Travel | The Guardian
The Bavarian capital is famous for its parks, history and beer halls, but its underground music and neighbourhood restaurants are worth checking out, too
tourist  guide  Munich  Germany  Guardian  2019 
24 days ago by inspiral
It Can Happen Here | by Cass R. Sunstein | The New York Review of Books
In their different ways, Mayer, Haffner, and Jarausch show how habituation, confusion, distraction, self-interest, fear, rationalization, and a sense of personal powerlessness make terrible things possible. They call attention to the importance of individual actions of conscience both small and large, by people who never make it into the history books. Nearly two centuries ago, James Madison warned: “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks—no form of government can render us secure.” Haffner offered something like a corollary, which is that the ultimate safeguard against aspiring authoritarians, and wolves of all kinds, lies in individual conscience: in “decisions taken individually and almost unconsciously by the population at large.”
Nazi  history  totalitarianism  consumer  personalaccount  comparison  politics  DonaldTrump  Germany  USA  NYReviewofBooks  2018 
august 2018 by inspiral
The NYTimes shouldn’t have relied so heavily on that Facebook and anti-refugee study.
This means that even if there is extremely strong correlation between anti-refugee sentiment on Facebook and attacks in the real world, this study isn’t designed to assess if one is causing the other.
Facebook  refugees  racism  xenophobia  extremism  Germany  research  review  author:FelixSalmon  Slate  2018 
august 2018 by inspiral
Germany's 'China City': how Duisburg became Xi Jinping's gateway to Europe | Cities | The Guardian
The city is host to the world’s largest inland port, with 80% of trains from China now making it their first European stop
transport  logistics  SilkRoad  Duisburg  China  Germany  Guardian  2018 
august 2018 by inspiral
Opinion | Germany’s Political Crisis Has Just Begun - The New York Times
The fight over refugees has introduced a new climate of fear-mongering and brinkmanship.
politics  immigration  refugees  AfD  CSU  review  Germany  EuropeanUnion  NYTimes  2018 
july 2018 by inspiral
Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate
A country taps its past as it leads the way on one of the most pressing issues facing modern democracies: how to regulate the world’s biggest social network.
Facebook  censorship  socialmedia  extremism  review  Germany  Europe  NYTimes  2018 
may 2018 by inspiral
How the far right has perfected the art of deniable racism | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian
There is method to this madness. Petry said that the AfD, under hardliners, lacked a credible plan to govern; Marine Le Pen called her father’s comments political suicide. In other words, they wanted to win. And while racism and xenophobia were central to their meaning, they needed them to be coded in their message. To achieve this they must relegate racism from an issue of power and discrimination to a matter of politeness and decorum.
politics  racism  communication  UKIP  AFD  UK  Germany  Europe  author:GaryYoung  Guardian  2018 
january 2018 by inspiral
Funkhaus Nalepastraße: A Place With an Illustrious Past - Berlin Logs - Berlin for English Speakers
The Funkhaus is not an all-night disco - funk means radio in german– rather, it’s a colossal East German structure that used to be the largest radio-broadcasting site in the world. Think of it as the BBC of the DDR. After the fall of the wall, and despite a series of ambiguous ownership since the 90's, the Funkhaus maintained its relevance renting out its numerous studios to artists. Today the facility is a treasure trove for musicians, sound designers, producers, film directors, performance artists, and a great resource for anyone interested in Berlin history or architecture.
Funkhaus  culture  architecture  history  Berlin  Germany  BerlinLogs  2017 
january 2018 by inspiral
The Prophet of Germany’s New Right -
From a tiny village in the country’s rural east, a leading nationalist intellectual builds a vision for the future of his movement across Europe.
GotzKubitschek  politics  conservative  xenophobia  Germany  NYTimes  2017 
october 2017 by inspiral
Anne Applebaum: Why Germany Must Build a Stronger Military - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Germany enjoys high regard around the world. But with American power weakening and authoritarian powers rising, the country needs to abandon its military reluctance and finally lead in Europe.
foreignpolicy  internationalrelations  Germany  Europe  military  Spiegel  2017 
august 2017 by inspiral
Two years on, has Angela Merkel's welcome culture worked in Germany? | World news | The Guardian
One Syrian family’s story of adjusting to a new life speaks volumes about Germany’s attitude towards refugees on the eve of national elections
refugees  personalaccount  Syria  Germany  Guardian  2017 
august 2017 by inspiral
25 Historic Nightclubs That Shaped German Club Culture - Electronic Beats
An essential primer on four decades of German techno history via important but now-closed clubs.
clubbing  music  history  Germany  Frankfurt  Berlin  Cologne  Munich  Mannheim  Kassel  Hamburg  Bochum  Leipzig  Essen  Stuttgart  ElectronicBeats  2017 
june 2017 by inspiral
After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts • The Register
O2-Telefonica in Germany has confirmed to Süddeutsche Zeitung that some of its customers have had their bank accounts drained using a two-stage attack that exploits SS7.

In other words, thieves exploited SS7 to intercept two-factor authentication codes sent to online banking customers, allowing them to empty their accounts. The thefts occurred over the past few months, according to multiple sources.
twofactorauthentication  security  onlinebanking  review  critique  Germany  mobile  TheRegister  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
Why Germany Still Has So Many Middle-Class Manufacturing Jobs
Only about 1.1% of the world population is German. However, 48% of the mid-sized world market leaders come from Germany. These firms, which I call “Hidden Champions,” are part of what makes German economic growth more inclusive: by my calculations, they have created 1.5 million new jobs; have grown by 10% per year on average; and register five times as many patents per employee as large corporations. And they are resilient: my estimate is that in the last 25 years no more than 10% of them disappeared or were taken over, a distinctly lower percentage than for large corporations. Nearly all of them survived the great recession of 2008-2009.

Moreover, Hidden Champions have also contributed to the sustainment of the German manufacturing base, and it is in large part thanks to them that nearly a quarter of the German gross domestic product continues to come from manufacturing. The percentage in most other highly industrialized countries such as the U.S., the UK, or France is only about half of this. The effect on employment is enormous. Manufacturing creates jobs at home and at the time same allows companies, through exports, to participate in the growth of emerging countries.
manufacturing  SME  Germany  advocacy  review  HarvardBusinessReview  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
A bit of context on Trump, NATO, and Germany - Marginal REVOLUTION
I strongly favor NATO and I don’t think you can trust the Russians with just about anything, or for that matter make much of a deal with them. I’m with Mitt Romney on all of this, as I’ve been saying for years.

That said, I feel some of the recent discussions on Trump’s pronouncements have been a bit kontextlos. I would suggest this wee bit of background history:
GerhardSchroder  internationalrelations  VladimirPutin  DonaldTrump  Germany  Russia  USA  NATO  author:TylerCowen  MarginalRevolution  2017 
january 2017 by inspiral
Berlin Terror: Reconstruction of the Breitscheidplatz Attack - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap between those content to wait for the facts and those eager to score political points now wider than ever before. A look back at 48 hours that changed the country.
terrorism  review  Berlin  Germany  Spiegel  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
These Are The Criminals and Corporations That Have Gotten Really, Really Rich Off The Refugee Crisis - The Huffington Post
The biggest refugee crisis in recorded history has engulfed continents, swung elections and fueled the rise of nativism. It has also made a lot of people very, very rich. These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.
refugees  migration  organisedcrime  Niger  Italy  Sicily  Germany  Turkey  Syria  Europe  HuffingtonPost  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
Key findings on international migration | Pew Research Center
Millions of people have migrated from their homes to other countries in recent years. Some migrants have moved voluntarily, seeking economic opportunities. Others have been forced from their homes by political turmoil, persecution or war and have left their countries to seek asylum elsewhere.

To mark International Migrants Day this Sunday, here are our key findings about international migration trends.
migration  refugees  statistics  research  USA  global  Europe  Germany  Russia  UK  UAE  Canada  France  Australia  Spain  Italy  India  Ukraine  Thailand  Pakistan  Kazakhstan  PewResearch  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
Support for EU rises since Brexit vote, survey shows
Across the EU as a whole, 62 per cent of those polled would vote to stay in the EU compared with 57 per cent in March, according to Bertelsmann’s polling which covered nearly 15,000 respondents. The poll was conducted in August 2016 a few weeks after the British referendum.

In Britain, support rose to 56 per cent after the Brexit vote, compared to 49 per cent before. Approval rates fell in Spain to 68 per cent, but rose in the other four big continental member states – Germany, France, Italy and Poland.
EuropeanUnion  Europe  support  UK  Germany  Italy  France  Poland  Brexit  consumer  research  Bertelsmann  FinancialTimes  2016 
november 2016 by inspiral
European publishers see ad-blocking rates stabilizing - Digiday
Ad blocking emerged over a year ago as a major threat to digital publishing, most acutely in Europe, which has long boasted the highest ad-blocking rates in the world. But now, European publishers are seeing ad blocking rates stabilize and even drop.
adblocker  penetration  onlinemedia  webjournalism  onlineadvertising  stabilise  France  Germany  Sweden  Europe  Digiday  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
10 things you didn't know about Europe's tech scene | VentureBeat | Business | by Omar Mohout
So while Europe might be a single market, it’s definitely not a single tech scene. That fact makes it difficult to feel the pulse of the European tech. But if you take a close look, you’ll quickly notice that there is interesting stuff happening in Europe – to the point that we’re spotting young EUnicorns, the European answer to Silicon Valley’s unicorns! In order to get a good overview of the scene,, the non-profit I work for that maps Belgian tech startups, recently looked at all of the European tech companies that have raised at least $1 million in 2016. The data (you can view it here), which is comprised of more than 1,100 transactions from 30 countries, reveals 10 surprising insights. Here they are — the good, the bad, and the ugly of the old continent:
startup  review  fintech  Europe  London  Paris  Berlin  Stockholm  Barcelona  Munich  Amsterdam  Copenhagen  Dublin  Milan  Ghent  Krakow  Lausanne  Porto  Helsinki  UK  Germany  France  Sweden  Belgium  Ireland  Finland  Switzerland  university  accelerator  venturecapital  B2B  B2C  marketplace  Venturebeat  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
UK joins Greece at bottom of wage growth league | Money | The Guardian
TUC found that between 2007 and 2015 in the UK, real wages fell by 10.4%, the joint lowest in OECD countries
income  deflation  decline  UK  Greece  Germany  France  Portugal  TUC  research  Guardian  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
Six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of world's refugees | World news | The Guardian
The six wealthiest countries in the world, which between them account for almost 60% of the global economy, host less than 9% of the world’s refugees, while poorer countries shoulder most of the burden, Oxfam has said.

According to a report released by the charity on Monday, the US, China, Japan, Germany, France and the UK, which together make up 56.6% of global GDP, between them host just 2.1 million refugees: 8.9% of the world’s total.

Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world's population, says Oxfam
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Of these 2.1 million people, roughly a third are hosted by Germany (736,740), while the remaining 1.4 million are split between the other five countries. The UK hosts 168,937 refugees, a figure Oxfam GB chief executive, Mark Goldring, has called shameful.

In contrast, more than half of the world’s refugees – almost 12 million people – live in Jordan, Turkey, Palestine, Pakistan, Lebanon and South Africa, despite the fact these places make up less than 2% of the world’s economy.
refugees  population  statistics  country  USA  China  Japan  Germany  France  UK  Turkey  Palestine  Pakistan  Lebanon  SouthAfrica  Oxfam  critique  Guardian  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
UK has fastest mobile internet while US lags behind, says report | The Verge
In a bad week for Britain in the news, the UK can at least take solace in its average mobile connection speeds, which — according to a new report from content delivery network Akamai — are the best in the world. The company's latest State of the Internet report claims that British mobile users were able to get average speeds of 27.9 Mbps when connecting to Akamai's HTTP/S platform in Q1 2016, beating most countries in Europe by an average of more than 10 Mbps, and the United States' average speed by more than 20 Mbps.
mobile  mobileinternet  telecoms  speed  country  comparison  Akamai  USA  UK  Germany  Algeria  France  Slovakia  Thailand  Kenya  Paraguay  Turkey  TheVerge  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Is there a market liberal case for Brexit? - Marginal REVOLUTION
Even when you add in the <1% of GDP that is paid to Brussels, this is just not a picture of a system that has forced Britain to become a big-spending social democracy. (Neither, of course, is it a picture of a system that has forced Britain into neoliberal austerity, a charge one hears from the left.)
Brexit  regulations  EuropeanUnion  advocacy  UK  comparison  CzechRepublic  Denmark  Finland  Germany  Sweden  Austria  Ireland  JacobLevy  MarginalRevolution  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
How European Countries View Brexit | Pew Research Center
European publics are sharply divided along partisan lines on many of these issues. Supporters of Euroskeptic parties – especially in France, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK – are much less likely than adherents to other major parties to have a favorable view of the European Union.

These are among the key findings from a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in 10 EU nations among 10,491 respondents from April 4 to May 12, 2016. The survey includes countries that account for 80% of the EU-28 population and 82% of the EU’s GDP.
EuropeanUnion  Europe  consumer  research  Poland  Italy  Germany  Spain  UK  France  Greece  demographics  politics  review  PewResearch  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
European ecommerce sales set to reach €500bn in 2016: report - InternetRetailing
Ecommerce sales in Europe are set to pass the €500bn (£380.9bn) milestone this year, a new report predicts today, after a year in which UK retailers took more than a third of all European online sales.

The forecast for 2016 comes in the European B2C Ecommerce Report, published by Ecommerce Europe, which finds that in the last year online transactions across Europe hit €455.3bn (£346.9bn) in 2015, 13.3% up on the same time last year. The report suggests that an estimated 296m online shoppers hailing from 48 European countries, including 28 that are members of the European Union, each spent an average of €1,540 (£1,173) over the internet last year. And that total is set to grow, the report suggested. “Nearly all growth in retail comes from ecommerce,” said the report. It added: “The full potential of the European ecommerce market has not yet been reached. Today 57% of European internet users shop online, but only 16% of SMEs sell online – and less than half of those sell online across borders (7.5%).”
ecommmerce  sales  statistics  UK  France  Germany  EcommerceEurope  InternetRetailing  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Social Networking Across Europe a Patchwork of Penetration Rates - eMarketer
More than half the population of Western Europe will be using social networks by 2019, but adoption rates across the region are surprisingly diverse, and growth rate are also slowing according to eMarketer’s latest forecast.

The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and the UK have some of the highest rates of social network usage in Western Europe, with at least 69% of internet users in each of these countries regularly visiting social networks. By contrast, France and Germany rank toward the bottom for social media usage in the region, with just 55.7% and 57.1% of internet users, respectively, using the platforms on a monthly basis—well below the regional average of 63.2%.
socialmedia  penetration  Europe  Netherlands  Norway  UK  Italy  Denmark  Sweden  Spain  Germany  France  statistics  eMarketer  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots | World news | The Guardian
Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, has announced it will start marketing its first series of shoes manufactured by robots in Germany from 2017.

More than 20 years after Adidas ceased production activities in Germany and moved them to Asia, chief executive Herbert Hainer unveiled to the press the group’s new prototype “Speedfactory” in Ansbach, southern Germany.
Adidas  manufacturing  automation  robotics  Germany  Guardian  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
There is one country where most Europeans would rather live—and one they’d all rather avoid — Quartz
On the back of all this drama, how do Europe’s citizens think of life elsewhere on the continent? A survey (pdf) by a research group based at the University of Geneva asked citizens from nine European nations to rate living conditions in their home country and those in neighboring countries on a scale of one to 10.
Europe  country  qualityoflife  popularity  Germany  Sweden  Switzerland  UK  Poland  Spain  France  Greece  UniversityofGeneva  Quartz  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Germany Runs Up Against the Limits of Renewables
At one point this month renewable energy sources briefly supplied close to 90 percent of the power on Germany’s electric grid. But that doesn’t mean the world’s fourth-largest economy is close to being run on zero-carbon electricity. In fact, Germany is giving the rest of the world a lesson in just how much can go wrong when you try to reduce carbon emissions solely by installing lots of wind and solar.

After years of declines, Germany’s carbon emissions rose slightly in 2015, largely because the country produces more electricity than it needs. That’s happening because even if there are times when renewables can supply nearly all of the electricity on the grid, the variability of those sources forces Germany to keep other power plants running. And in Germany, which is phasing out its nuclear plants, those other plants primarily burn dirty coal.

Now the government is about to reboot its energy strategy, known as the Energiewende. It was launched in 2010 in hopes of dramatically increasing the share of the country’s electricity that comes from renewable energy and slashing the country’s overall carbon emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 (see “The Great German Energy Experiment”). What happens next will be critical not only for Germany, but also for other countries trying to learn how to best bring more wind and solar online—especially if they want to do it without relying on nuclear power.
energy  renewableenergy  review  electricity  Germany  TechnologyReview  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Germany had so much renewable energy on Sunday that it had to pay people to use electricity — Quartz
Critics have argued that because of the daily peaks and troughs of renewable energy—as the sun goes in and out and winds rise and fall—it will always have only a niche role in supplying power to major economies. But that’s looking less and less likely. Germany plans to hit 100% renewable energy by 2050, and Denmark’s wind turbines already at some points generate more electricity than the country consumes, exporting the surplus to Germany, Norway and Sweden.
energy  renewableenergy  climatechange  environment  opportunity  Germany  Quartz  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Is Der Spiegel’s leaked Innovation Report one of the key documents of this (German) media age? » Nieman Journalism Lab
A stern self-analysis: “We inflate our importance. We can’t confess to weaknesses and certainly can’t show them. We don’t surprise often enough. We try too little that is really new. We set the wrong priorities.”
DerSpiegel  journalism  webjournalism  review  critique  Germany  NiemanLab  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
Financial Secrecy Index
The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight.
finance  offshore  taxation  secrecy  ranking  banking  Switzerland  HongKong  USA  Singapore  CaymanIslands  Luxembourg  Lebanon  Germany  Bahrain  UAE  Macao  Japan  Panama  MarshallIslands  UK  TaxJusticeNetwork 
april 2016 by inspiral
Why The New Year’s Attacks On Women In Germany Weren’t Even A Crime - BuzzFeed News
Feminists and conservatives, liberals and racists all say they want nothing more than to protect women’s rights. But right now even German law doesn’t do that. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Cologne.
sexism  rape  crime  racism  Cologne  Germany  Islam  review  Buzzfeed  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
UK manufacturing retains bright spots despite overall gloom -
All of the manufacturing sectors in the G7, the informal group of the world’s largest advanced economies, remain smaller than at their pre-recession peak. Even in Germany, the much-envied exemplar of European manufacturing excellence, the sector is 2 per cent smaller on the most recent comparable data.
Britain, where manufacturing is about 7 per cent smaller than in 2007, sits squarely in the middle of the pack. At the bottom is Italy, where manufacturing has shrunk by nearly a quarter. “The UK is not an outlier,” said Lee Hopley, chief economist at the manufacturers’ association EEF.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, the data company that conducts surveys of manufacturing activity around the world, agreed: “We don’t see [the UK] as being unusually weak in recent years.” In 2014, he said, Britain was one of the best-performing nations in terms of manufacturing activity’s rate of expansion, before — like the US — sliding down the ranking
manufacturing  sector  decline  USA  Germany  UK  Canada  France  Japan  Italy  comparison  FinancialTimes  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
Can virtual interactions replace “being there”? | GfK Insights Blog
Nearly a quarter of the online population across 22 countries believes that virtual interactions with people and places can be as good as being there in person.

Opportunities for virtual interactions are increasingly common in daily life – be it video-conferencing at work, ‘face-timing’ or instant chat via a smartphone, or exploring cities, restaurants or museums using Google Street view or 3D-Panorama. But can virtual interactions with people and places ever be as good as being there in person?

We put this question to internet users across 22 countries – and 23 percent firmly agree it can1 be as good, compared to 15 percent who firmly disagree[1].
communication  virtual  virtualreality  Japan  Netherlands  CzechRepublic  Sweden  Belgium  Australia  Canada  Germany  HongKong  France  UK  Turkey  Brazil  Mexico  China  Russia  USA  Argentina  Spain  Italy  SouthKorea  Poland  country  comparison  GFK  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
Location, location, location: Global house prices | The Economist
THE Economist tracks the health of housing in 26 markets around the world, encompassing a population of over 3 billion. Prices are now rising in 21 of these markets at a median pace of 4.7% a year. China’s housing market is one of only five countries in our index where prices are falling, joining Singapore and a trio of euro-zone countries—France, Greece and Italy. The government has been trying to boost the market over the past ten months which is now slowly responding.

To assess whether house prices are at sustainable levels, we use two yardsticks. One is affordability, measured by the ratio of prices to income per person after tax. The other is the case for investing in housing, based on the ratio of house prices to rents, much as stockmarket investors look at the ratio of equity prices to earnings. If these gauges are higher than their historical averages then property is deemed overvalued; if they are lower, it is undervalued. According to our measure, property is more than 30% overvalued in six of the markets we track, notably in Australia, Britain and Canada.

Explore the data in our interactive chart above (updated on October 6th 2015) and try to spot which market is looking most vulnerable. See full the article on global house prices
housing  prices  realestate  country  comparison  interactiveinfographic  Australia  Belgium  Brazil  Canada  China  France  Germany  Greece  HongKong  India  Ireland  Israel  Italy  Japan  Mexico  Netherlands  Russia  Singapore  SouthAfrica  SouthKorea  Spain  Sweden  Switzerland  Turkey  UnitedStates  UK  Economist  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
Income inequality: poverty falling faster than ever but the 1% are racing ahead | News | The Guardian
Is the gap between rich and poor widening? It’s not as simple as that, says Dr Max Roser, from the Institute for New Economic Thinking
income  incomeinequality  review  USA  UK  Canada  Ireland  Australia  Germany  Japan  France  Sweden  Denmark  Netherlands  global  comparison  Infographic  author:MaxRoser  Guardian  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
Germany says solar and wind have won technology race : Renew Economy
The minister responsible for Germany’s ambitious Energiewende, or energy transition, from coal and nuclear to renewable energy says it is clear that solar and wind energy have won the technology race.
energy  electricity  growth  Germany  RenewEconomy  2016  solarenergy  windenergy 
january 2016 by inspiral
Digital in 2016
We Are Social's comprehensive new Digital in 2016 report presents internet, social media, and mobile usage statistics and trends from all over the world. It contains more than 500 infographics, including global data snapshots, regional overviews, and in-depth profiles of the digital landscapes in 30 of the world's key economies. For a more insightful analysis of the numbers contained in this report, please visit
internet  mobile  mobileinternet  ecommerce  socialcommerce  socialmedia  mobilemessaging  Facebook  WhatsApp  FacebookMessenger  Google+  Twitter  Instagram  Skype  LinkedIn  Pinterest  Viber  smartphones  PCs  tablets  gaming  ereader  wearables  mobilevideo  mobilegaming  mobilebanking  maps  Africa  Europe  Americas  Asia  MiddleEast  Argentina  Australia  Brazil  Canada  China  Egypt  France  Germany  HongKong  India  Indonesia  Italy  Japan  Malaysia  Mexico  Nigeria  Philippines  Poland  Russia  SaudiArabia  Singapore  SouthAfrica  SouthKorea  Spain  Thailand  Turkey  UAE  UK  USA  Vietnam  statistics  penetration  WeAreSocial  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
Cologne Attacks Trigger Raw Debate on Immigration in Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE
New Year's Eve in Cologne rapidly descended into a chaotic free-for-all involving sexual assault and theft, most of it apparently committed by foreigners. It has launched a bitter debate over immigration and refugees in Germany -- one that could change the country. By SPIEGEL Staff
NewYearsEve  refugees  immigration  integration  rape  sexism  Cologne  Germany  Spiegel  2016 
january 2016 by inspiral
What the Führer means for Germans today | The Economist
If a country can ever be said to be good, Germany today can. And yet Germans know that whenever others are angry with them, they will paint a Hitler moustache on posters of their chancellor. Many Germans are fed up with this—with being “blackmailed”, as Bild, the leading tabloid, complained this spring, when Greece unexpectedly brought war reparations into negotiations about bail-outs in the euro crisis. Other Germans, mainly on the left, fret about a new “post-post-nationalism”, as Germany tentatively articulates its self-interest abroad. For most countries, this would count as normal. For Germany, it remains complicated.
AdolfHitler  Nazi  MeinKampf  history  Germany  impact  Economist  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
UK most advanced TV-watching country in world, research finds | Media | The Guardian
The UK is the most advanced TV-watching nation in the world, with more people using catch-up services and tablets to get their fix of television than in the rest of Europe, Japan, Australia or the US, according to Ofcom research.
television  streamingmedia  comparison  country  UK  Italy  Spain  Australia  Sweden  France  USA  Germany  Japan  penetration  statistics  Ofcom  Guardian  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
EY’s attractiveness survey: Europe 2015 Comeback time
FDI inflows into Europe rose by 36% in 2014, the biggest increase among major regions. This year, investors have ranked Western Europe (50%) as the world’s most attractive FDI destination for the second year running.

The global uptick in M&A was mirrored in Europe, where companies began a wave of consolidation in financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and communications. The weakening of the euro, which has accelerated since year-end, has made many Continental European assets or investment projects more affordable, especially for those paying in dollars, pounds or Swiss francs.

But investors may also have reacted to the first signs of a long-overdue and multispeed European economic recovery that has since been confirmed, which is encouraging a rising wave of business investment across the region. In the final quarter of 2014, a sharp fall in energy prices also bolstered Europe’s attractiveness and stimulated its nascent economic recovery.
Europe  attractiveness  investment  foreigndirectinvestment  ranking  country  cities  UK  Germany  France  Spain  Belgium  Netherlands  Poland  Russia  Turkey  Ireland  London  Paris  Berlin  Frankfurt  Amsterdam  Brussels  Munich  Barcelona  Prague  Madrid  review  comparison  EY  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
Would Germans Ever Cross the Street on a Red Light? - WSJ
Berlin traffic light
Germany’s radical Left Party, the biggest opposition force in parliament, now wants to do something about this obsession. In November, the party plans to introduce a motion that would end red-light fines for pedestrians and bikers.
cycling  safety  redlights  regulation  liberalisation  Germany  WallStreetJournal  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe's High-Speed Rail - The Atlantic
High-speed rail is great for the environment and the economy—and it’s going to be a while before the U.S. catches up.
highspeedrail  railways  transport  urbandevelopment  Europe  comparison  USA  California  Germany  TheAtlantic  2015 
september 2015 by inspiral
How Germany Became the Epicenter of Europe's Refugee Crisis - The Atlantic
Imagine that civil wars in Central America doubled the number of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. Now imagine all those migrants heading to California.
Syria  refugees  Germany  InternationalRelations  review  TheAtlantic  2015 
september 2015 by inspiral
Reuters Institute Digital News Report
This year's report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 20,000 online news consumers in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, Japan and Australia. This year's data shows a quickening of the pace towards social media platforms as routes to audiences, together with a surge in the use of mobile for news, a decline in the desktop internet and significant growth in video news consumption online.
Journalism  webjournalism  trends  USA  UK  Ireland  Germany  France  Italy  Spain  Denmark  Finland  Japan  Australia  research  ReutersInstitute  2018 
june 2015 by inspiral
The moral Nazi? – Herlinde Pauer-Studer and J David Velleman – Aeon
Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis, but not for the Final Solution. How should history judge him?
Nazi  Germany  history  judge  KonradMorgen  WorldWar2  Aeon  2015 
june 2015 by inspiral
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