The German educational system as export hit: Saudi Arabia's trade schools have a terrible reputation and many young people are sent abroad to undergo training. The country is keen to improve the situation, and Germany is providing support in modernizing its trade schools.
Online car sales agents are offering discounts of between 30 and 40 percent off the list price of new vehicles. Buyers still close the deal with an authorized car dealership, however. Such big price reductions are only possible because carmakers in Europe currently have huge overcapacities.
German companies are in desperate need of engineers, while many of Spain's skilled workers need jobs. Now some clever Swabians have found a solution to both problems. They invite Spanish job-seekers to come and take a look around their region -- and have successfully attracted some skilled workers this way. We accompany a Spanish engineer, both on the job and around Stuttgart.
This week Max Otte from the Worms University of Applied Sciences is our guest. He talks with us about the economic crisis and the consequences for crisis-ridden countries of the eurozone.
In 1959, Alexander Schoeller marketed the first beverage crates made from plastic. They replaced the wooden ones used previously and put his family business on the road to success. Today his sons Martin and Christoph run the company. Schoeller Industries is constantly developing new strategies to both conserve and recycle plastic.
Saudi Arabia's trade schools have a bad reputation, and many young people are sent abroad to undergo training. The country is keen to improve the situation, and Germany is providing support in modernizing its trade schools.