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Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess. more

Aug 1, 2017 2:00 PM Opinion

Merkel just hired Opel's chief lobbyist as her campaign manager. Because that's what CDU governments do. more

Mar 30, 2017 11:15 AM Opinion

With the COP 21 climate change conference having just kicked off in Paris, we turn our eyes to pollution right here in Berlin. Few are aware that we have some of the worst air pollution in Europe. What is the city doing about it? Surprisingly little. more

Dec 1, 2015 11:55 AM , Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Gris has a break-up to share with you all. His one irrational brand-loyalty, VW and held dear to his heart for years, has been destroyed by this week's emissions scandal. Gris bids farewell to his old love and to cars in general. more

Sep 25, 2015 3:00 PM Opinion 2 Comments

Gris has a gripe with two things... which in turn leads to a discussion of one of the German media's most popular pasttimes - the good old Kapitalismus Debatte. more

Oct 29, 2014 12:45 PM Opinion 4 Comments

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