BREMEN. Former Bremen senator for economics and ports Josef Hattig died on 31 July at the age of 89. Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte paid tribute to Hattig as a “politician of extraordinary stature who always stated his convictions in a straightforward and consistent manner.” The CDU politician, who had no previous party career, was initially senator for economics, SMEs and technology, and from 1999 ports, supra-regional transport and foreign trade were added to his brief.
New beacon for the Geeste
BREMERHAVEN. The entrance to the Geeste outer harbour and fishing harbour was brought up to date with nautical regulations in December.