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When should interns demand to get paid?

When should interns demand to get paid?

After a woman was denied pay for working at a supermarket as an 'intern' for eight months with no wages, The Local looks at the warning signs for abusive internships. READ  

Train Strike
Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return
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Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return

UPDATE: Deutsche Bahn trains are chugging along again after a 50-hour train strike cost the service "tens of millions" and brought travel headaches across the country, leaving millions of passengers struggling for transportation over the weekend as well as at least one mass brawl in its tracks. READ  

Foreigner toll to hit motorways only
Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. Photo: DPA

Foreigner toll to hit motorways only

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt plans to limit his road toll for foreigners initially to motorways only, Spiegel reported on Sunday. READ  

French retread path to Berlin finance ministry
French Economy and Finance Ministers Emmanuel Macron (l) and Michel Sapin. Photo: DPA

French retread path to Berlin finance ministry

French and German ministers are due to meet on Monday to discuss ways of boosting growth in Europe's two biggest economies, as Paris called on Berlin to step up investment. READ  

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours
Grounded. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours

UPDATE: Pilots' union Cockpit has called a new 35-hour walkout at Lufthansa starting Monday, hours after a weekend-long rail strike finished. READ  

Train Strike
Deutsche Bahn makes pay offer to train drivers
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Deutsche Bahn makes pay offer to train drivers

UPDATE: Rail operator Deutsche Bahn has offered train drivers, who plan to strike for the entire weekend, a five percent pay increase. But on Friday evening the 50-hour strike was still set to go ahead. READ  

German of the Week
The man who stopped Germany's trains
German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky. Photo: DPA

The man who stopped Germany's trains

Claus Weselsky is the man pulling the levers at the Union of German Train Drivers, giving the order for this week's strike. Further walkouts are on the cards. Power-hungry dictator or union hero? He is The Local's German of the Week. READ  

Germanwings pilots walkout for 12 hours
All was quiet in the Germanwings area of Stuttgart Airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings pilots walkout for 12 hours

UPDATE: Hard on the heels of the train drivers’ strike, Germanwings pilots walked out on Thursday. The airline says around 100 flights - a fifth of its services - have been cancelled. READ  

Skilled migrants want to stay long-term
Germany should do more to attract skilled migrants, politicians argue. Photo: Shutterstock

Skilled migrants want to stay long-term

Two thirds of highly-qualified immigrants in Germany from outside the EU want to live and work in the country long-term, a government survey has found. But those from wealthier countries are less likely to stay and politicians say more should be done to keep them here. READ  

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike
Germanwings will be grounded on Thursday, while delays continue on the trains. Photo: DPA

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike

UPDATE: Delays and cancellations plagued commuters on Thursday morning as Deutsche Bahn (DB) recovered from a train drivers' strike, but services are now largely back to normal. READ  

Rail boss attacks 'brazen' union over strike
Passengers desperately tried to get a train on Wednesday before the strike began. Photo: DPA

Rail boss attacks 'brazen' union over strike

UPDATE: Germany's rail network has come to a silent halt with train drivers striking for 14 hours from 2pm on Wednesday to 4am on Thursday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. READ  

Swedes want €4.7 billion for nuclear shutdown
One of Vattenfall's former nuclear power stations, Krümmel bei Geesthacht in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: DPA

Swedes want €4.7 billion for nuclear shutdown

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall wants €4.7 billion from the German government for phasing out nuclear power. READ  

Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours
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Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours

Germany’s rail network will come to an abrupt halt on Wednesday when the country’s train drivers strike for 14 hours. READ  

Opinion
Should Germany start spending?
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor Merkel are under pressure over the economy. Photo: DPA

Should Germany start spending?

Voices calling for the German government to spend more and end its obsession with balancing its budget are growing louder, with growth forecasts cut by a third on Tuesday. Is the country saving itself into a recession? READ  

Expat shopping basket
Germany cheapest for expat home comforts
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Germany cheapest for expat home comforts

It’s the question on everyone’s lips: Which country in The Local's network offers the best value for wistful expats craving comfort food and drink from home? Well, wonder no more! READ  

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