What Germany’s coalition plans mean for immigration and citizenship
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What Germany’s coalition plans mean for immigration and citizenship

Germany's three coalition parties have released their initial government plans ahead of formal talks. Here's what it could mean for immigration to the country, and citizenship laws.

What you need to know about travelling between Germany and the US
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What you need to know about travelling between Germany and the US

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

EXPLAINED: Germany’s long-standing love affair with homeopathy

EXPLAINED: Germany’s long-standing love affair with homeopathy

Why everything is suddenly getting so expensive in Germany
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Why everything is suddenly getting so expensive in Germany

Germany’s Merkel vows continuity on last visit to Erdogan in Turkey

Germany’s Merkel vows continuity on last visit to Erdogan in Turkey

Germany’s Laschet takes rap for CDU’s poll drubbing

Germany’s Laschet takes rap for CDU’s poll drubbing

EXPLAINED: How dental care works in Germany

EXPLAINED: How dental care works in Germany

You may have an idea how most healthcare in Germany works – but what about dental care? Dental work can be complex and it isn’t always easy to understand the costs involved. If you're an international resident and you haven't exactly mastered German dental vocabulary, it may be even more difficult!

Surviving the autumn grind: how to eat well in Germany and Austria

Surviving the autumn grind: how to eat well in Germany and Austria

Living in Germany: The new app helping you live like a local

Living in Germany: The new app helping you live like a local

Energy in Germany: what you should know before choosing a supplier

Energy in Germany: what you should know before choosing a supplier

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Why Germany could be on the brink of legalising cannabis
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Why Germany could be on the brink of legalising cannabis

All three parties engaged in coalition talks in Germany plan to loosen the ban on cannabis possession. What exactly do they want and what do medical and legal experts think of the proposals?

German Autobahns to remain speeders’ paradise as parties rule out limits

German Autobahns to remain speeders’ paradise as parties rule out limits

How powerful is the German passport?
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How powerful is the German passport?

Got your hands on a German Reisepass? Consider yourself lucky - it's snagged one of the top spots in a ranking showing the power of passports.

Passengers face chaos at German airports during autumn holidays

Passengers face chaos at German airports during autumn holidays

Germany unveils first self-driving train

Germany unveils first self-driving train

EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Germany
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EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Germany

Videos

Germany’s vaccination rate row is ‘irrelevant’, says top virologist

Germany’s vaccination rate row is ‘irrelevant’, says top virologist

Leading coronavirus researcher Christian Drosten has dismissed the anger that erupted after German health authorities admitted their vaccine figures were probably too low.

Can my boss in Germany sack me if I’m not vaccinated against Covid?
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Can my boss in Germany sack me if I’m not vaccinated against Covid?

Why Frankfurt could have the biggest housing bubble in the world
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Why Frankfurt could have the biggest housing bubble in the world

Frankfurt has topped a list of cities across the world most at risk of a real estate bubble. Here's what's going on in the financial capital, and why another German city is also seeing high house prices and rents.

Households in Germany to get some relief on electricity bills

Households in Germany to get some relief on electricity bills

Can Berlin ever overcome its image as Germany’s eternal problem child?

Can Berlin ever overcome its image as Germany’s eternal problem child?

EXPLAINED: How and why to get the flu jab in Germany in 2021

EXPLAINED: How and why to get the flu jab in Germany in 2021

Finding a flat in Germany: How to stand out from the crowd
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Finding a flat in Germany: How to stand out from the crowd

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?

Angela Merkel is leaving office after 16 years with high approval ratings and at a time of her own choosing. How might Germans look back on her time in office? Aaron Burnett explores her legacy and how she's influencing the next chancellor.

ANALYSIS: Will a controversial police raid influence the German election?

ANALYSIS: Will a controversial police raid influence the German election?

Nine fun Swiss German words without an English translation
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Nine fun Swiss German words without an English translation

Some Swiss German words are so culturally specific, or just so strange, that it is impossible to translate them – at least not in a simple, elegant way. From dogs' funerals to egg bumping, some Swiss German words just don't make it across the translation divide.

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the coalition talks

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the coalition talks

How to send Christmas gifts between Germany and the UK after Brexit
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How to send Christmas gifts between Germany and the UK after Brexit

Christmas may seem like a long way off, but if you're planning to send parcels between the UK and Germany, it's a good idea to plan ahead. Here's how to navigate the rules of international post in the first Christmas after Brexit.

EXPLAINED: Why people in Germany are being charged to receive small parcels from outside the EU
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EXPLAINED: Why people in Germany are being charged to receive small parcels from outside the EU

Jobs news in Germany: Mini-jobbers lose out in Covid closures and VW layoffs
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Jobs news in Germany: Mini-jobbers lose out in Covid closures and VW layoffs

People working so-called mini-jobs aren't due pay remuneration from their boss if they lost hours in the Covid shutdown, a court has found. Here's our roundup of jobs news and talking points this week.

Why millions more German workers have to do a tax return this year
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Why millions more German workers have to do a tax return this year

EXPLAINED: The surprising parts of Germany where new businesses are blooming

EXPLAINED: The surprising parts of Germany where new businesses are blooming

Jobs in Germany roundup: Berlin teacher shortage and what to know about holiday pay
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Jobs in Germany roundup: Berlin teacher shortage and what to know about holiday pay

10 apps to download if you’re moving to Germany
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10 apps to download if you’re moving to Germany

These apps will give you the perfect head-start when you arrive in Germany, helping you to make friends, use your language skills, connect with neighbours and keep up with what's going on.

Munich and Berlin among the ‘most popular university cities in the world’

Munich and Berlin among the ‘most popular university cities in the world’

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

The daughter of Rene Goscinny, one of the duo behind indomitable French comic-book star Asterix, has revealed that her father left a draft story featuring the Roman-bashing Gaulish warrior unfinished.

EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between getting Danish citizenship and becoming a permanent resident?
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EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between getting Danish citizenship and becoming a permanent resident?

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EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: How to find cheap train tickets in Switzerland

One hurt in French nightclub shooting over Covid pass

One hurt in French nightclub shooting over Covid pass

France