Spain is only slowly emerging from the crisis

The economy is growing, unemployment is falling – and the Spaniards did not even have to use half of the EU aid to the banks. The Iberians are out of the woods, it seems. But they are far from doing well.

By Reinhard Spiegelhauer, ARD radio studio Madrid

Spain is out of the line of fire for now. The European bailout program – specially put together for the banks – is running out, and nobody is saying any more that the country needs further help. After all, the government has not even used half of the credit line of up to 100 billion euros.

What consequences a brexit would have

The EU has agreed on a reform package with the British. This has made a Brexit less likely, but it still depends on the British referendum. What are the consequences of leaving the EU? answers important questions.

After tough negotiations, the heads of state and government agreed on a reform package with Great Britain. According to the compromise paper available to Reuters, the "emergency brake" called for by the British government, with which EU foreigners can be excluded from social benefits, should apply for a maximum of seven years.

The British Prime Minister David Cameron now wants to speak out in favor of his country’s further EU membership. He assumes that the agreement that has now been reached is sufficient to recommend the British to remain in the EU, he said at the EU summit in Brussels.

Interview on nuclear weapons: "stop endangering humanity"

75 years after Hiroshima, nuclear disarmament efforts have almost come to a standstill. The former head of the UN disarmament, Kane, explains in an interview what needs to change – and why she does not consider the nuclear weapons ban treaty to be useless.

: For years, the United Nations, non-governmental organizations and medical associations have endeavored to ban and ban nuclear weapons worldwide. But the nuclear weapons ban treaty passed in 2017 is not yet in force. At the same time, important bilateral disarmament agreements were terminated by the USA or are expiring.

Angela Kane: This is cause for great concern in several ways. For one, global armaments expenditures of $ 1,917 billion are the highest in over a decade, as SIPRI, the Stockholm Institute for Peace Research, found.

Interview on school choice: “a good school takes everyone seriously”

Which school is the right one? This year, 4,000 fourth-grader families are faced with this question in Stuttgart again. Photo: Friedrike Grob

How do you find the right school? Important criteria for quality are their willingness to learn and their willingness to support weak and strong students, says educational researcher Ulrich Trautwein in an interview with StZ.

Stuttgart – How can you recognize a good school? This is a question that worries many parents of fourth graders again. Ulrich Trautwein says what to look out for. Quality is tangible. Are there better and worse schools? Yes there is. At least science can identify schools where students on average learn more than others.

Process of g20 riots: judges doubt police work

The process of riots on Hamburg’s Elbchaussee at the G20 summit will take significantly longer. The judges want to be loud NDR research no longer rely on police notes and therefore summon more witnesses.

By Stella Peters, NDR

In the criminal proceedings surrounding the violent riots on Elbchaussee during the G20 summit in 2017, the court expressed doubts about the police investigation files. In a decision of the competent criminal chamber of the Hamburg Regional Court, it is said that the "written word" is "little reliable". Four Germans and one French are charged. They are negotiated in camera.

Interview on school choice: rules against disruptions in class

How do you get that out? You can ask that. “How does your school ensure undisturbed lessons?” “What do you do to ensure that class time is used as effectively as possible?” For example, at the beginning of the school year, many good schools establish the rules with the students that apply in the classes. That would be a sign that the school is taking teaching disruptions seriously.

Isn’t the question of how the students can help shape these rules?? Yes. But it is crucial that it is clear which rules apply. If you develop it together with the students, their willingness to stick to it is greater. But when it comes to teaching, there are two other important factors: It’s about students developing the willingness to work seriously on the topic – even when things get a bit more difficult. The aim is to create a climate of intensive reflection and discussion.

How do you do that?? In the meantime, it has been established in research that mathematics, German and English should not be taught in a non-subject matter in secondary school. That is, math classes are meant to be taught by people who have studied math. Unfamiliarity with the subject is a risk factor and parents can ask about it. Another question that might be interesting is how teachers ensure that their lessons and homework are really stimulating.

Interview on nursing reform: "nursing is the mega-topic"

The federal government celebrates its care reform as a great success. Today the cabinet approved the first stage. But care expert Ralf Suhr emphasizes in an interview with this site: With four to five million people in need of care in the future, this reform will not be the last.

What the nursing reform promises from January onwards in terms of performance – it will really be a relief for those being cared for and caring for?

Ralf Suhr: For one thing, the reform brings real improvements in performance. In a first step, the benefits of long-term care insurance are to be increased by up to four percent in order to counteract the progressive loss of purchasing power. This is not dynamization, as many demanded, so no automatic adjustment. In 2017 it will then be checked whether a further increase is necessary.

Make a splash with less effort through the use of these 7 pro pr tips

Having an excellent PR strategy is a thing that can feel daunting to numerous entrepreneurs when they’re just starting out. Is there to you need to be a press release? Imagine if the items your startup does aren’t really press worthy? How will you still leverage the important channels of media outreach to get more support and eyes for your business?

5 PR Approaches for the Busy Entrepreneur

I had the chance to interview Zoe Weisburg Coady, the entrepreneurial co-founder of BrandStyle Communications in NY, to ask her how she feels entrepreneurs can leverage other opportunities for press beyond the traditional news release. She shared her seven best tips from her years of vast expertise helping brands make a big splash in the media.

Interview on limiting high-frequency trading

Big banks in particular benefit from high-frequency trading, criticizes Bremer Landesbank’s chief economist Folker Hellmeyer in imInterview. It is high time to restrict these deals. So far, big banks would skim the cream on the stock markets.

Could you briefly explain how this high frequency trading works?

Folker Hellmeyer: High-frequency trading is a form of trading that is operated by the international banking aristocracy – the big banks. Enormous volumes are traded within a very short time – we’re talking about nanoseconds. And so we skimmed the cream on the stock markets by the big banks. This is a highly capital-intensive business, but it is very profitable.

Interview on motherhood: "marble cake is no longer enough"

Children’s birthday parties have to be invitations that you have made yourself, marble cake is no longer enough. Mothers should always do more, that causes frustration and some regret being a mother. Sociologist Christina Mundlos explains the reasons for this.

In a study, 23 women publicly state that they regret being a mother, and a discussion unfolds around the world. The debate is overheating?

Christina Mundlos: The fact that the debate has broken out with such force shows that it is an issue. At the same time, that doesn’t mean that it’s a mass phenomenon. Many women, however, are dissatisfied, they are angry about their partners, society, other mothers or politics – and now they vent this dissatisfaction. The study contributes to this, also because it takes up the extreme example of repentant mothers.