- published: 18 Mar 2014
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Four years ago, Helge Schultze founded the Egg Box company near the city of Schwerin. A co-worker had the idea of making egg cartons out of corrugated cardboard.
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Last summer, the wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was refloated and towed to the Italian port of Genoa. Genoa is where the Costa Concordia was built and launched nine years ago. Now it is the place where the passenger ship will be scrapped for an estimated 100 million euros. It is the largest scrapping operation so far in Europe. More Business Brief: http://www.dw.de/program/business-brief/s-30478-9798
Latvian farmers are suffering as a result of Russian counter-sanctions, after Moscow blacklisted a number of food products from its neighbours. Farmers also fear that the Baltic country could be flooded with cheaper Polish agricultural products, as it too looks for new buyers. More information: http://www.dw.de/business
As voters in the UK head to the polls in a key general election, the economy is the number-one topic on voters' minds. Prime Minister David Cameron says he's steered the UK out of the financial crisis and created a booming labor market, but many of the jobs being created are low-paid and insecure. "Zero-hours" contracts are coming under fire from unions and equality advocates. More Business Brief: http://www.dw.de/program/business-brief/s-30478-9798
A German vocational instructor trains US apprentices at the Stihl factory in Virginia Beach. In a country where blue-collar work is often underappreciated, this German-style training could make a difference. More Business Brief: http://www.dw.de/program/business-brief/s-30478-9798
Coal is Germany's biggest energy source, and one of its top polluters. But over the next decade there's a big effort being made to phase out energy sources such as coal and nuclear power in favor of more environmentally friendly energy like wind and solar. One possible solution would be to convert coal mines into pumped-storage hydroelectric power stations. More Business Brief: http://www.dw.de/program/business-brief/s-30478-9798
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