The former Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt left his mark on Germany’s political landscape as have few other politicians.
The European Commission has on December 11, 2013 for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation program. Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives.
The question "Do we still need the European Union?" may be asked – and it can still be answered with an unequivocal "Yes". Ten reasons are outlined here.
Doing mobile phone calls, checking electronic mails while being away, listening to the news in the car: Mobile communication at any time and place is part of our everyday life. It is based on a physical effect discovered by German scientist Heinrich Hertz in Karlsruhe in 1886. Hertz presented it to the world in 1888, exactly 125 years ago: The electromagnetic wave.
125 years of the electromagnetic wave
Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses against the misuse of indulgences on October 31, 1517. Luther famously nailed the theses to the door of Wittenberg's 'Castle Church'; this event is considered the beginning of the Reformation. A global movement grew out of his action: it influenced not only Germany in a lasting way, but also the rest of Europe and North America, and made its mark around the entire world.
The Luther Decade
During the National Socialist regime, numerous pieces of art and cultural artefacts were seized from their owners due to racist, political or ideological persecution. In other cases, owners had to sell their property or were unable to take it with them when they fled or emigrated.
Art seized by the Nazis