Almost three-quarters of the future experts surveyed in a "Corona stress test" expect that a structural change towards sustainability and public welfare will succeed after the pandemic. However, this will only be possible if there are forward-looking control measures in politics, business and society. Otherwise, there is a danger of backward-looking isolation and exclusion, as feared by another quarter. But almost all experts agree on one thing: there will be no return to the old normality.
In recent years the trans-European transport corridor North Sea-Baltic has developed into an important engine of the cross-border economy. Political reforms, interlinked value chains beyond national borders and increasingly globalised trade are leading to a steady increase in transport volumes along this transport axis.
A brief view across the media landscape underpins the impression that Germany is moving from one crisis to another without a common goal. What is missing to this drive by sight are pictures of possible and livable futures.