Tocotronic's brand of indie rock with thought-provoking German lyrics is a hit with critics and fans alike, regularly sweeping the charts. For their 25th band anniversary, they released their 12th album.
The journalist who led a probe into Europe's "cum-ex" tax scam has himself become the target of Hamburg prosecutors. At Swiss behest, Oliver Schröm is being accused of instigating betrayal of business secrets.
People have taken to the streets to protest against a labor law in Hungary, against tuition costs in Albania and against state violence in Serbia. Germany, meanwhile, has seen its first "yellow vest" style demonstration.
Hamburg teachers in a letter have labelled a complaints portal set up by the opposition AfD as a public call to "denunciation." Local far-right parliamentarians claim "political neutrality" in classrooms is endangered.
"Overpriced" and scarce real estate in Germany's largest cities are deterring investors, according to a consultants' study. Instead, they're turning to Lisbon and London — despite Brexit.
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