The Ruhr is one of Europe's leading conurbations. Made in Germany visits a region that is associated like no other with fading industries and is now re-defining itself.
In Germany's Ruhr area, former mining areas are being transformed and marketed as residential or commercial areas. The strategy has been a success with people flocking to the newly created neighborhoods.
How long can we live in luxury? Ruhrtriennale arts festival director Johan Simons is driven by questions of globalization and inquality in an event that offers visions for the future.
An accident at a German chemical plant spewed dangerous clouds of acid into the air in the industrial Ruhr district. The incident happened when hydrochloric acid was incorrectly loaded into a sulfuric acid tank.
Italian finance professor Claudio Zara calls for flexibility in eurozone rules covering government-financed bailouts in cases where banks' bad-debt burdens were largely caused by economic downturns - as in Italy.
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