Since 1995, I have been a journalist, and after 20 years in this profession, I still love what I am doing.
Below, you´ll find some of my recent stories that were translated into English.
Corona in the Slaughterhouse:
The High Price of Cheap Meat
German slaughterhouses have been hit recently with horrifying coronavirus outbreaks. The industry, and its biggest players, share the blame.
The white-plastered house near Münster in the far west of Germany isn't really a home at all. It's more of a dormitory, like so many others in this area. It offers a place to sleep until the next shift begins. In recent days, however, this house has been transformed into a prison...
New Brazilian President
Takes Aim At The Amazon
Jair Bolsonaro wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. These reserves played a decisive role in protecting the Amazon rain forest. Most of the last remaining intact primeval forest areas can be found in them and many of its inhabitants are resolutely opposed to overexploitation and, as such, to the destruction of the rain forest.
Bolsonaro´s decision could be a fateful one for the global climate.
NEW: Former EU Commissioners on Double Pay
Two years after finishing their terms, some former EU commissioners still receive transitional allowances from Brussels – in addition to their
top salaries in business...
Michael O'Leary, chief executive of Europe's biggest budget airline, defens Ryanair's sick pay policy for pilots, says being nicer to passengers is helping his horses run better - and predicts that German carriers Eurowings and Air Berlin will not survive the next years. According to O´Leary, Lufthansa´s cow cost carrier and Germany´s second largest airline from Berlin will not be competitive in the upcoming „price war“ with his own airline.
E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen leads a company that, until recently, was Europes´s once largest utility. Its fortunes have changed
dramatically as Germany switches from traditional power generation to renewables.In his interview with DIE ZEIT, he explains how going green has changed him too - and why he has recently climbed
Hundreds of poverty-stricken refugees are drowning in the Mediterranean, while at the same time, many European Union member states issue residence permits to wealthy Chinese, Arabs and Russians. Anyone is welcome who can pay the asking price.
Henchmen with the Nazi SS sought to cover up the mass murder that occurred at the Sobibór concentration camp in eastern
Poland. Archeologists recently uncovered the site's hidden gas chambers and important artifacts that shed light on the victims. A multimedia feature story for SPIEGEL ONLINE.
Horrendous losses incurred by gaz monopoly Naftogaz are driving Ukraine to the brink of economic ruin, but the new boss Andriy Kobolev might ride to the rescue by taking on corruption and pushing reform. This bright young man is trying hard. Will he get enough support from the government to win his struggle powerful oligarchs and corrupt apparatchiks?
With many other routes to Europe now considered too dangerous, thousands of refugees are traveling from Turkey to the Greek holiday island of Lesbos, where a humanitarian disaster is in the making. Greece is fighting against bankrupcy, and even hard-boiled refugees are shocked by the conditions in the camps. Some tourists try to help.
Dan Dumitru Zamfirescu, a member of the EU Parliament, hasn´t voted "no" in the last 541 votes held in the assembly. Colleagues suspect the nationalist is more interested in collecting attendance bonuses than in what he´s actually voting on.
Edward Snowden's revelations about data surveillance have left German firms feeling acutely vulnerable to industrial espionage. They fear that their lead over US and British competitors could be at risk. In the medium-sized business sector, which contains a host of world leaders in high-tech fields, the race is on to shield vital know-how.
Unsealed confidential British documents reveal that in 1982, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl tried to carry out a radical plan. He wanted to reduce the number of Turks living in Germany by 50 percent within four years.
When Germany announced a program to attract jobless young adults from Southern Europe, they had no idea how high demand would be. Now, funding has run out for travel, training and language learning subsidies.