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Where the streets get crowded
Car and traffic

Where the streets get crowded

Travel destinations in Germany and neighboring countries that can be reached by car are extremely popular after the Corona winter, say tourism experts. The ADAC reassured that there was no threat of a “super-traffic jam summer” like 2019. NAfter a winter with many corona restrictions, Germans want to travel again during the summer vacation – and many will get into their cars, not planes or trains. “We assume that holidays in Germany will continue to be popular. There is great demand in the North and Baltic Seas, but also in the low mountain ranges, ”says the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga). “The good weather now in June should have a positive influence on one or the other decision to go on holiday in Germany,” said General Manager Ingris Hartges of the German Pres...
Corona causes a sales crisis for shoemakers
Middle class

Corona causes a sales crisis for shoemakers

Corona seems to be transforming Germany into a people of constant walkers: In fact, there is less walking. Shoemakers like Andreas Jagic in Obertshausen are experiencing severe losses in sales. WWhen he leaves the house these days, he always sees people everywhere who walk a lot in the fields, forests and meadows. Much more, it seems, than before the pandemic. A people of frequent hikers and long-term walkers. But this impression is obviously wrong when it comes to the actual sole wear.“At the beginning of the pandemic, many people simply stayed at home out of fear, and now all the ways to work are no longer due to all the work in the home office,” says Andreas Jagic, master shoemaker from Obertshausen. Most of them only wear slippers or socks at their desks at home. “The propor...
The EU and the ECB are working together on the digital euro
Dgitec

The EU and the ECB are working together on the digital euro

The central bank reports on intensifying its cooperation with the EU Commission for a digital currency – also with regard to technical issues. What’s behind it? Dhe European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission have agreed to work closely together on the technical implementation of the plans for a digital euro. The ECB has announced this. The central bank has just completed a public hearing on plans for a digital central bank currency for monetary union. ECB President Christine Lagarde is expected to speak out on the plans at the central bank’s press conference on Thursday after the interest rate meeting.So far, the central bank had primarily focused on the fundamental and economic aspects of the questions relating to a digital euro. The new communication now says that ...
Chambers speak of a “catastrophe” for the region
Car and traffic

Chambers speak of a “catastrophe” for the region

A dilapidated bridge and the consequences for the Rhine-Main area: After the Salzbachtal bridge near Wiesbaden was closed, the alternative routes are overloaded. The chambers are heavily criticized. Economy Minister Al-Wazir defends the lockdown.ÜOvercrowded alternative roads, long traffic jams, annoyed bus passengers, impatient car and truck drivers: the beginning of the first working week after the closure of the Salzbachtal bridge and the main road and railroad tracks below went as feared, even if the traffic collapse did not materialize. Around 80,000 cars actually roll over the Salzbachtal Bridge, which was closed on Friday as a precaution, every day. Your drivers will have to find new ways for the foreseeable future. Commuters reported on Monday that they had been stuck in a ...