High Marks

It’s report card time again, and Germany has brought home some excellent marks. The magazine US News and World Report ranked Germany the second-best country in the world for entrepreneurs, behind only Japan.

Blockchain and the Bundesrepublik

The federal German government has announced a new blockchain strategy, aimed at exploiting the opportunities represented by this technology and enlisting them to drive the digital transformation of the country.

World’s Favorite Label

There’s no better label for products around the world than “Made in Germany.” That’s the conclusion of a new study carried out by the online survey platform YouGov and Cambridge University in the UK.

Hours Aren’t Everything

Germans work fewer hours than people in many other countries but tend to be more productive. That’s one finding of a recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study.

Germany’s Decentralized Economy

Compared to other countries in Europe the economic strength of Germany is not based on a single region. Did you know that two thirds of German SMEs are based outside urban areas?

Helping Hand for Start-Ups

For four years starting in the fall of 2019, the federal German government will be offering 25 million euros worth of new financial aid to startups. The money explicitly targets non-technical fledgling businesses.

Closing the E-Mobility Loop: An Unparalleled German USP

It is a strategic imperative that environmental sustainability become a hallmark of European battery manufacturing and European e-mobility.

Sum of its Parts

A new economic report shows that Germany’s decentralized economy is one of its greatest strengths. Mario Ohoven, president of the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses, explains how fragmentation has led to greater prosperity.

Charging Networks for Electric Vehicles

As the German government and car manufacturers try to get more electric vehicles on the road, massive efforts are being made to ensure that charging stations for these vehicles are plentiful, ubiquitous and fast.

LNG Terminals in Germany

Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier announced that he hopes to install the legal framework for establishing one or more new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Germany before the end of the summer.