WorldSkills Enters the Final Stretch: From June 2 to 7, young tradesmen, skilled workers and trainees from 58 countries will be going for gold in their respective disciplines.
Tax investigators don't generally get a very warm welcome, and the recent spate of high-profile tax scandals isn’t making their job any easier. The analyses of tax CDs and data on offshore leaks means their work is becoming increasingly complex - and pressure on investigators is growing. Made in Germany went behind the scenes to find out how they work.
EU regulators agreed to impose solar panel duties averaging 47 percent earlier this month, accusing the Chinese of selling panels below cost. But the move will also impact German installers and customers who sell more Chinese imports than European solar panels.
In Europe, the solar industry has long since shifted its focus away from making solar panels, with only a few manufacturers now left on the market.
We'll be talking to Claudia Kemfert, Head of the Energy, Transportation and Environment department at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin), about protective duties and the repercussions of a trade war.
The dispute between China and the EU over Chinese solar panels is threatening to escalate, with China suggesting it would retaliate to the new anti-dumping duties by raising duties on imports from the EU. This would also impact other sectors that depend on trade with China. Can Europe afford to fall out with China?
Only 11 of Germany's 1,445 container ship captains are female. 26-year-old Julia Petzold is hoping to join them. She's second-in-command on a carrier vessel, and is hoping to be made captain within the next five years. Made in Germany profiles Julia Petzold, a woman at the helm in a man's world.
From June 2 to 7, young tradesmen and trainees from 58 countries will be going for gold in their respective disciplines. Over 40 different trades are represented. The German team is banking on intensive training.
For instance, a coachbuilder will have to make a broken-down car look as good as new. Made in Germany is there as the competition enters the home stretch.