Think tank with tradition: covert funding in the think tank

Dhe German Society for Foreign Policy, or DGAP for short, is part of the Federal Republic’s furniture. Founded in Bonn in 1955, it now resides in an old embassy building near Berlin’s Tiergarten. It organizes the exchange between experts, politics and business and wants to advance research. The DGAP was “at the same time a dignitaries’ association, think tank and elitist salon,” wrote “Zeit” once reverently.

But under their current president, the former Airbus boss Thomas Enders, there is rumbling. Several employees left the think tank in strife. There are also internal debates over the question of how close to the arms industry is.

Research by WELT AM SONNTAG now shows: The DGAP pretends to mention larger amounts of funding from the industry in its annual report. Unlike in the past, however, it does not mention important payments from companies.

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New investigation: ancillary income of members of the Bundestag increased sharply

Dhe additional income of members of the Bundestag has risen sharply in the current legislative period, according to a report. Since an initial balance in 2013 of an estimated 30 million euros, they have now increased to around 53 million euros, writes the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, citing a study by the Otto Brenner Foundation. The largest proportion of secondary earners therefore comes from the Union faction, followed by the FDP.

According to the study, 261 of the 709 members of the Bundestag stated that, in addition to their mandate, they also have paid sideline jobs. The study therefore describes ancillary income as a “problem of a privileged minority of parliamentarians”.

Following a tightening of the transparency rules as a result of the mask affair and cases of paid lobbying work for Azerbaijan by Union MPs, additional income of more than a thousand euros per month will no longer have to be specified in stages, but rather precisely quantified.

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The study criticizes the fact that even with the new procedure a precise control of the information is not guaranteed and suggests that a separate commission of members of parliament and external experts be appointed to examine it.

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“In 30 years of career, the doctor had never seen such a case”


Lexi Robins was born on January 31 in Hemel Hempstead, England. Shortly after her birth, Alex and Dave, Lexi’s parents, noticed that her big toes did not look good and her thumbs weren’t moving much. The little one seemed to be in good health but worried they went to the doctor. The five-month-old girl has just been diagnosed with a rare and incurable disease: she has progressive ossifying fibrodysplasia, a disease that limits her life expectancy.

In fact, this genetic disease causes the progressive replacement of muscles, tendons and ligaments by bones. It is even said that the “body turns into stone”. “Doctors thought she probably had syndrome and wouldn’t walk,” Alex, her 29-year-old mother, told the Mirror. “We couldn’t believe it because she’s very strong physically right now and kicking her legs. So we did our own research in mid-May and we found this disease and we took it to the specialist. “

If Lexi’s body suffers even a simple fall, her condition could quickly worsen. Therefore, she cannot receive injections, vaccines or dental treatment, and she will not be able to have children either. Indeed, any trauma suffered by his body subsequently causes bumps that lead to additional bone growth, preventing it from moving. Her parents also found that there is a 50% chance that she will become deaf as extra bone grows in her body and neck.

“We are followed by a renowned pediatrician in the UK,” adds Dave, 38. “He said that in his 30-year career, he had never seen a case like this, it’s so rare. Alex and Dave now have high hopes for active clinical trials that have proven to be successful. Experts believe that within two to three years a drug will be released to help prevent and possibly cure this disease.

Now her parents are trying to shed light on this little-known disease and warn parents. They also organized a fundraiser to pay for the future care of their little girl. At present, they have raised over £ 34,000.


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Qatar Airways: Neuer Regional Manager Central Europe » news | tip

Qatar Airways: Neuer Regional Manager Central Europe » news | tip – Travel Industry Professional

Ronny de Lange docks with Qatar Airways
As the new Regional Manager Central Europe at Qatar Airways, Ronny de Lange is responsible for the markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

The Dutchman, who grew up in Belgium and studied industrial, business and mathematics, started his airline career in 2001 with Lufthansa before he docked with Etihad Airways in 2010, where he most recently held the position of Vice President Sales Central & Eastern Europe.

A dream came true

De Lange said he fell in love with the product of the award-winning airline last year on a flight with Qatar Airways during the Covid pandemic: “Qatar Airways brought me home when it was the only remaining airline to this time still flew. I told my wife that if I had the chance, I would take the chance to work for her immediately – and now I have it. “

“I am very much looking forward to my new role at Qatar Airways. We offer our customers the best service and fly with one of the youngest and most sustainable fleets in the world. Qatar Airways is already very well established in the leisure flight segment and one of my goals is now to further expand the business travel segment “, Ronny de Lange, Regional Manager Central Europe at Qatar Airways, is happy about his new challenges.

“I am very happy to welcome Ronny to our team. He has in-depth knowledge of the market and has many years of expertise in the airline business, from which Qatar Airways will certainly benefit “, so Thierry de Bailleul, Vice-President Sales Europe bei Qatar Airways.

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Who is the goalkeeper of the Spanish national team Unai Simon – a mistake in the match with Croatia, career, interesting facts, playing with feet – June 28, 2021

The national teams of Spain and Croatia have played the craziest match at Euro 2020 so far – 5: 3 with overtime, great goals and … a wild import. Actually, all this mess started with him. By the 20th minute, the Spaniards delivered 6 shots to Livakovic’s goal (2 of them were obvious scoring chances), the Croats – 0.

Young Pedri gave an awkward pass back to goalkeeper Unai Simon, who handled the ball in an incomprehensible way in a clumsy way. Own goal was recorded on Pedri, but the main culprit of the conceded ball is, of course, the goalkeeper.

But Simon recovered and made a crazy save after Yoshko Guardiol shot the near corner of his goal.

And in overtime, when the score was 3: 3, Orshich pulled the blow, which seemed to be hitting for sure.

Nevertheless, many a question arose – what does Athletic goalkeeper Simon, who is practically unknown outside of Spain, do at the base of the Spanish national team, while David De Gea is sitting on the bench? The answer will surprise you: Luis Enrique chose Simon, because he … plays better with his feet.

In Athletics I didn’t play with my feet that often, but Luis Enrique taught me how to do it. In the Spanish national team, the goalkeeper does much more than just hitting back.

Unai Simon

David De Gea has never been a master of kicking, as confirmed in the penalty shootout in the Europa League final. Plus, since 2018, the Manchester United goalkeeper has been making a lot of mistakes, so since the fall of 2021 Luis Enrique has been using Simon as the basis for all matches.

Here are some more interesting facts about the 23-year-old goalkeeper:

  • Simon intends to play his entire career at Athletic, so much he loves the club, of which he is a graduate. In the summer, he turned down offers from Real and Inter. When re-signing the contract, he excluded from it the clause on the amount of compensation.
  • Simon got his chance at Athletics after transferring Kepa Arrisabalaga to Chelsea for 80 million euros. By the way, Kepa in England has become synonymous with the word “import”.
  • Unai is a fan of Gianluigi Buffon, but calls Jan Oblaka the best goalkeeper at the moment.
  • On April 1, Simon had already conceded a ridiculous goal for the Spanish national team. In the selection match for the World Cup-22 with Kosovo, Simon missed the ball by the collar after hitting from the center of the field. True, his team still won 3: 1.

What I like most about him is his mentality: Potential failure won’t make him break.

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Gesamtmetall boss Wolf thinks the Greens’ party program is “pure socialism”

Dhe president of the employers’ association Gesamtmetall, Stefan Wolf, wants to reduce the dependence of the German economy on Asian suppliers. In an interview with WELT, the entrepreneur warns that the German industrial location will also be endangered by increasing government control. He doesn’t like the greens especially.

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Randstad: These are the most attractive companies in Austria for applicants and future employees

A recent study by Randstad names the country’s top employers in 2021

Vienna (OTS) The well-known personnel service provider Randstad has again surveyed Austria’s top employers this year. According to the representative employer branding study by Randstad, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, AVL List, Siemens, BMW Austria and Kepler University Hospital are the five most attractive companies for potential applicants and future employees. Around three quarters of those surveyed cite attractive salaries and social benefits as well as a pleasant working atmosphere as the two most important factors when it comes to choosing their future employer.

Despite the current pandemic, many companies in Austria are desperately looking for qualified specialists. The attractiveness of the potential employer plays an important role here. According to the latest employer branding study by the international personnel service provider Randstad, for which around 3,800 applicants and future employees in Austria were surveyed, 74 percent of those questioned saw attractive salaries and social benefits as the most important factor when choosing an employer. 71 percent of them appreciate the pleasant working atmosphere and job security. The fourth and fifth place among the relevant factors are shared by the work-life balance and the company’s financial stability, each with 61 percent. “When it comes to what Austrian employers offer potential applicants and future employees, financial stability, very good reputation and job security take the top three places.”, comments Bjørn Toonen, Managing Director of Randstad Austria.

Selected top employer in the country

Healthcare, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, the automotive sector, plant and machine construction as well as manufacturing companies are therefore the five most attractive sectors for the employees surveyed. Specifically, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, AVL List, Siemens, BMW Austria and Kepler University Hospital are the top five employers in Austria in terms of awareness and attractiveness. “These companies are perceived as financially stable by future employees. In addition, they have a very good reputation and thus ensure secure jobs and diverse career opportunities “says Ulla Havas, Chief Operating Officer of Randstad Austria.

The labor market remains dynamic

The topic of employer branding has not lost its relevance despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last six months, for example, nine percent of those surveyed changed their job in search of an attractive employer. Almost every fifth employee (17 percent) plans to find a new job in the next six months.

At the same time, the pandemic has strengthened employee loyalty: 51 percent of those surveyed now feel more closely connected to their current employer. 62 percent of employees in Austria think that their jobs will be secure despite the current economic crisis, while almost one in five (18 percent) is afraid of losing a job this year.

More information on the employer branding study 2021:
https://www.ots.at/redirect/info.randstad

About Randstad

Randstad Austria is part of the international Randstad Group, the global market leader in personnel services. The portfolio ranges from temporary work and recruitment to professional services, in-house services and HR solutions such as B. Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs and Outplacement. The Dutch company is successful in five continents and 38 countries and in 2019 generated a profit of 23.7 billion euros with 38,280 employees worldwide. Randstad was founded in 1960, is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands and is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. More information at www.randstad.at

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