‘Difficult weeks ahead,’ warns German Health Minister on Omicron fears

‘Difficult weeks ahead,’ warns German Health Minister on Omicron fears

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach warned on Sunday that Germany faces a high death toll and major impact on hospital treatment in the current wave of Covid cases with the highly contagious Omicron variant.

16 German states, 16 ways to beat the January blues
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16 German states, 16 ways to beat the January blues

What documents do you need to carry for Germany’s 2G-plus restrictions?
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What documents do you need to carry for Germany’s 2G-plus restrictions?

EXPLAINED: How to boost your career chances in Germany
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EXPLAINED: How to boost your career chances in Germany

What’s behind the strange German name for musical chairs?

What’s behind the strange German name for musical chairs?

TRAVEL: Germany puts Austria back on list of high-risk countries

TRAVEL: Germany puts Austria back on list of high-risk countries

EXPLAINED: The 2022 salary requirements for Germany’s EU Blue Card
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EXPLAINED: The 2022 salary requirements for Germany’s EU Blue Card

How would YOU make Berlin a better city for internationals?

How would YOU make Berlin a better city for internationals?

From its thriving startup scene to its enviable cultural highlights, Berlin is one of the world’s most exciting cities. While living in Berlin is an unforgettable experience, that doesn’t mean it comes without its challenges for international residents, however. Want to help make Berlin an even better place for new arrivals? Here's how.

Five ways you can be a better world citizen in 2022

Five ways you can be a better world citizen in 2022

German health insurance: what makes sense for you?

German health insurance: what makes sense for you?

Living abroad: how can you assess your mental health?

Living abroad: how can you assess your mental health?

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When will Germany relax its dual citizenship laws?
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When will Germany relax its dual citizenship laws?

Many foreigners and people with migrant backgrounds in Germany are eager to know when the new government will get to work on relaxing its citizenship and naturalisation laws. Caitlin Hardee spoke to MPs to find out their plans and what we can expect.

EXPLAINED: Germany’s new rules and exceptions for Covid quarantine
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EXPLAINED: Germany’s new rules and exceptions for Covid quarantine

German word of the day: Fisimatenten

German word of the day: Fisimatenten

Germany in ‘middle of Omicron wave’, says Health Minister

Germany in ‘middle of Omicron wave’, says Health Minister

12 ways to improve your life in Germany without even trying

12 ways to improve your life in Germany without even trying

Berlin tightens Covid rules: What you need to know

Berlin tightens Covid rules: What you need to know

Medical students in Dresden stand up to Covid protesters

Medical students in Dresden stand up to Covid protesters

The world’s most powerful languages: which one will you learn in 2022?

The world’s most powerful languages: which one will you learn in 2022?

Speaking languages opens doors for you – to international jobs, to meeting new people and to greater understanding of the world. But which languages will set you up for a better future? We take a look at the evidence.

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What are the Covid rules in place at ski resorts across Europe?
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What are the Covid rules in place at ski resorts across Europe?

The winter spike in Covid infections across Europe means another ski season will take place under health restrictions and recommendations. Here's what you need to know about the rules in different countries.

TRAVEL: Germany adds nearly 40 countries to Covid ‘high risk’ list

TRAVEL: Germany adds nearly 40 countries to Covid ‘high risk’ list

EXPLAINED: The Covid rules for Germany’s ski resorts
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EXPLAINED: The Covid rules for Germany’s ski resorts

EXPLAINED: How Germany removing the UK from virus variant list affects you
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EXPLAINED: How Germany removing the UK from virus variant list affects you

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German vaccine panel recommends boosters for children over 12

German vaccine panel recommends boosters for children over 12

The German Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends that young people aged 12-17 in Germany receive a Covid booster jab.

Germany’s new quarantine rules to be signed into law ‘by Saturday’

Germany’s new quarantine rules to be signed into law ‘by Saturday’

OPINION: Germany’s rent crisis is fuelled by fear and foolish solutions

OPINION: Germany’s rent crisis is fuelled by fear and foolish solutions

Germany is in the grip of a housing crisis, but no-one is talking about the real causes of it, writes Hamburg-based Brian Melican.

An era ends: How will Germany and the world remember the Merkel years?

An era ends: How will Germany and the world remember the Merkel years?

Eight things Germans believe bring good luck
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Eight things Germans believe bring good luck

Germans have several ways of bringing good fortune, from breaking things to chimney sweeps. Here's what you can do in Germany to bring yourself as much luck as possible.

‘Our audience is so diverse’: What it’s like to teach German from Berlin’s streets

‘Our audience is so diverse’: What it’s like to teach German from Berlin’s streets

How roaming charges will hit travellers between the UK and EU in 2022

How roaming charges will hit travellers between the UK and EU in 2022

Trips between Europe and the UK and vice versa may well become more expensive for many travellers in 2022 as UK mobile operators bring back roaming charges. However there is some good news for all EU residents.

EXPLAINED: What Brits should know about Germany’s next Brexit deadline

EXPLAINED: What Brits should know about Germany’s next Brexit deadline

German Labour Minister wants to allow more remote working after pandemic

German Labour Minister wants to allow more remote working after pandemic

Employees in Germany should be able to choose to work from home if possible even after the pandemic has ended, Labour Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) said on Wednesday.

EXPLAINED: The rules in Germany around ‘mini’ and ‘midi-jobs’
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EXPLAINED: The rules in Germany around ‘mini’ and ‘midi-jobs’

How your wages in Germany could depend heavily on where you live
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How your wages in Germany could depend heavily on where you live

The easiest visas to get as an American in Germany
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The easiest visas to get as an American in Germany

Six reasons to move to the German state of Bavaria
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Six reasons to move to the German state of Bavaria

It may be known for its beer festivals, but there's more to Bavaria than meets the eye. From the quality of life to the interesting dialects, here's why you should consider moving to the southern German state, writes Nic Houghton. 

EXPLAINED: How German citizenship differs from permanent residency
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EXPLAINED: How German citizenship differs from permanent residency

KEY POINTS: What’s in Austria’s vaccine mandate bill?
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KEY POINTS: What’s in Austria’s vaccine mandate bill?

The Austrian government on Sunday announced the details of its draft law on a sweeping vaccine mandate for those over 18 years old. Here are the crucial takeaways.

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Danish word of the day: uenig
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Danish word of the day: uenig

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‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

Tragedy on French slopes as 5-year-old girl killed by skier

Tragedy on French slopes as 5-year-old girl killed by skier

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