Like it or not, we are closer to each other with the Germans and Germany than we often think. This is one more reason to watch what is happening in Germany. Economics, business, politics and culture. Everything is important, interesting and strange. Regularly from Germanophile Pavla Francová’s editorial pen in her column called Alles Gute.
Lovely and down to earth
Banning cheap flights and canceling short domestic flights is the plan of Chancellor’s Greens candidate, Annalina Burbock. Not because she was annoyed with the cheap vacations, she says, but some ticket prices are dumped, and that should be stopped. See the road Higher taxes on aviationSo that it is climate responsible. Instead of flying, you want to support train travel.
A woman who has a good chance of succeeding in the fall election also wants new buildings to have solar panels automatically. And the first law that you want to introduce as the chancellor is for the immediate protection of the climate.
Express train via Prague
Five hours by train from Berlin to Vienna. And yes, this road has to pass through Prague. The representatives of the three countries agreed yesterday on Create a highway, Which will connect all three capitals and essentially (in three hours!) Accelerate passenger and freight rail transportation between them. The project, called Trans-Europ-Express TEE 2.0, is expected to be completed in the mid-1930s and envisages a tunnel across the Ore Mountains. Oh really?
Acts from the East
The engine of the German economy is located in the east. Under Donald Trump, trade between Germany and the United States suffered so much that Poland overtook the United States and was the third largest importer of the Federal Republic. The exchange with other countries is also increasing. “Eastern Europe as the engine of German economic growth is back in the saddle,” Handelsblatt writes, This indicates that trade with Eastern Europe is being underestimated in Germany.
At the same time, the mutual trade between our western neighbors and the four Visegrad countries is more important than, for example, those with China or the USA. With 212 billion euros in the first quarter of this year, it represented nearly a fifth of Germany’s foreign trade. On the other hand, Handelsblatt adds, Russia’s economic importance is overrated in Germany.
Shuttle for vacation
New word for today: Koffer – travel bag. The Germans are sitting on them waiting for a vaccination. The higher the vaccination rate, the greater the number of reservations by sea. For example, the Lufthansy Eurowings subsidiary reported 50,000 new reservations per day.
Because of this, they have to quickly add new and new connections. For the next four weeks only, Eurowings had to Add an additional 500 trips. And where do the Germans head mainly? Jawohl, the largest “German” island: Mallorca.
Heating from a computer
A new district is being created in Frankfurt am Main, where 1,300 apartments will be heated by computers. More specifically, the heat generated in data centers. Frankfurt am Main has the largest number of data centers in Germany, which account for a fifth of the total energy consumption of this financial city.
However, at the same time, they generate a great deal of heat that could theoretically warm all homes in the city. He has to put this theory into practice, at least in part New neighborhood project, Which will also be the first example of the use of heat from computers across Germany.