Magento does not get the information from the default value for several config settings. We recently added a new website and store, maybe it's related somehow.
For example the timezone is not retrieved correctly. We set Europe/Berlin as default value, but our German store does not read from it. It returns null.
The configurations in our database seem to be correct as well. The entries for general/locale/timezone in core_config_data:7435websites12general/locale/timezoneEurope/Berlin 3909websites10general/locale/timezoneAtlantic/Reykjavik 3407websites8general/locale/timezoneEurope/Berlin 7436websites1general/locale/timezoneEurope/Berlin 543default0general/locale/timezoneEurope/Berlin
However when I run the following code to retrieve the data, it returns NULLwhile I expected Europe/Berlin: