With 300 days of sunshine a year, Rhodes is one of the sunniest places on earth. Alongside its incredible beaches, Rhodes architectural wonders draw in tens of thousands of tourists each year.
Summer bookings to Turkey by German holidaymakers are down by more than half after a spate of bombings, with tourists instead heading to Greece and Egypt, according to German market researcher GfK.
Russian businessman Vladimir Yakunin has launched the Dialogue of Civilizations institute in the German capital. Yakunin has defended Russia's anti-gay laws and wants Europe to stop dancing "to the pipe of the USA."
German airport operator Fraport and a Greek partner company owned by one of Greece's biggest business magnates are to manage 14 airports in Greece under contract to the Greek government. Some details remain sketchy.
A Swedish satire was the big winner of the European film awards. In London, a coffee-beer hybrid is all the rage and pretty hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments from Lauscha.
The final of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition took place in Bonn last weekend. The event takes place every two years and pays tribute to the piano works of Beethoven, who was born in the city.
In the 19th century, a glassblower from Lauscha decided to use glass to make ornaments for the Christmas tree. They soon became a huge success around the world and are still made by hand in Lauscha today.
A Swedish satire was the big winner of the European film awards in Berlin last weekend. “The Square” had already won the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes film festival.
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