London — Heinz Hermann Thiele built an empire spanning real estate, industrials and agriculture after starting his career in 1969 at Knorr-Bremse, the brake-system maker he turned into a global leader.
A sea change is under way at local government level, one which all political parties had better watch out for. Citizens’ groups are taking control of municipal functions, some with the support of courts, and are delivering services in areas where they are collapsing.
Much has been written about the need for major structural reform to move our economy to a growth pattern and provide jobs for the ever-increasing number of unskilled and semi-skilled people in our workforce.
Brussels/Berlin — EU leaders are edging towards establishing bloc-wide vaccine certificates to enable countries to reopen to travel as European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen warned that unless they hurry, Apple and Google will step into the vacuum.