Political reasons played an important role in his decision to leave his job at the European Central Bank, outgoing ECB chief economist Jürgen Stark told the Wirtschaftswoche magazine.
Chances for a White Christmas are running around 60 to 70 percent – especially if you’re in southern Germany, according to private weather forecasting firm Donnerwetter.
The football powerhouse of Bayern Munich will be even stronger in 2012, when Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben are fully fit, coach Jupp Heynckes predicted after a 10-man Bayern Munich routed Cologne 3-0 in their final German league match of the year.
Yet another incidence of violence in the Berlin U-Bahn was reported – this time four unknown youths attacked a 27-year-old metro rider early Saturday morning, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported.
The initial withdrawl of 100 German soliders from Afghanistan will not take place before Christmas and won’t be accompanied by a celebration, according to German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière.
The winter storm ‘Joachim’ had largely blown over Germany by Saturday morning and moved on to Poland, where at least four people were hurt, InfoRadio reported.