Britain is ravaged by the Brexit chaos

  • Sought-after powder: Why gangs of thieves from Eastern Europe haunt German drugstores

A powder, white and almost odorless, promises high profit margins and currently employs the police and the judiciary throughout Germany. But it's not about cocaine or heroin - it's about simple baby milk powder. Gangs of thieves, mostly from Eastern Europe, steal milk powder on a large scale from German drugstores. Investigators estimate that 20 percent of the milk powder that is offered in German drugstores is now stolen. But what makes it so interesting? "Plus minus" was on the road with investigators.

  • E-mobility: Is it really the future of the automobile?

Diesel and gasoline were yesterday, electromobility is today. There is hardly a car manufacturer that does not advertise new, innovative e-cars and thereby want to prove its future viability. But are electric cars really the solution to our traffic and environmental problems at the moment?

  • Brexit chaos: How affected companies and employees react

Hard or soft: Great Britain's exit from the EU is already leaving its mark. Companies fear losing skilled workers or they are already unable to find any more, like the operators of a bakery in Richmond near London, who moved to the island from Naumburg in Saxony-Anhalt years ago. They are urgently looking for Germans who can bake typical German bread for their business. But nobody wants to move to the island anymore. On the other hand, German companies and cities hope to be able to poach skilled workers from Great Britain with the Brexit. The city of Nuremberg has launched a campaign to lure Poles from Great Britain to Franconia.

  • Double taxation of pensions: do tax courts ignore the Federal Constitutional Court?

More and more retirees have to pay taxes on parts of their pensions, even though these have been generated from pension contributions that have already been taxed - and should therefore remain tax-free. Experts speak of double taxation - and that is unconstitutional. But instead of changing the Retirement Income Act, politicians want to wait for the highest court rulings. The problem: In order to prove double taxation before the tax courts, those affected have to prove the tax burden of their entire working life in long and complicated proceedings. In the meantime there are first judgments and they ignore the requirements of the Federal Constitutional Court.