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Why every country should get on board with the German Feierabend
FOR MEMBERS

Why every country should get on board with the German Feierabend

Feierabend is the name for the time after you finish work; when you switch off your computer, hang up your tools, or get rid of your uniform. And Germans really know how to embrace it.

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

Test your knowledge of healthcare costs around the globe. You might be surprised by how much even a routine procedure like a root canal could set you back!

 
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Explained: Understanding the German Anmeldung service
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Explained: Understanding the German Anmeldung service

The Anmeldung (registration) is most people's first experience of German bureaucracy. It's also a legal requirement.

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream'

Meet three High Coasters who moved to the region and started living the ‘Swedish dream'.

 
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Former Nazi guard, 92, charged for complicity in WWII killings

Former Nazi guard, 92, charged for complicity in WWII killings

German prosecutors on Thursday charged a 92-year-old man with aiding and abetting the murder of 5,230 people as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn't dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you've got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.

 
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Amazon workers strike at four locations in Germany

Amazon workers strike at four locations in Germany

Amazon employees across Germany are taking strike action this week in the run up to Good Friday.

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world's most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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UK to host Brexit 'informational evenings' around Germany

UK to host Brexit 'informational evenings' around Germany

Have lingering questions about Brexit? A series of upcoming events give Brits in Germany the chance to cast their concerns and questions to the UK government directly.

The ultimate guide to living on a budget in Munich
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The ultimate guide to living on a budget in Munich

Munich is known as one of Germany's most expensive cities and the standard of living is among the highest in the world. Here's our guide to living there without breaking the bank.

German war crime payments debated in Greece

German war crime payments debated in Greece

Greece's parliament on Wednesday began a debate on a resolution to demand the payment of German war crime reparations, an issue long disputed by Berlin.

Studying in Germany: Seven unusual academic traditions

Studying in Germany: Seven unusual academic traditions

From 'academic knocking' to funny formalities, the Local guides you through some of the strangest German academic traditions.

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

The Local's #MyGermany series invites you to take over our Instagram account and show the world your Germany.

EXPLAINED: How to pay Germany's TV tax, or (legally) avoid it
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: How to pay Germany's TV tax, or (legally) avoid it

Here's the lowdown on the notorious 'Rund­funk­beitrag', how it's administered and how you may be able to get out of paying it.

These are the 8 German tax breaks you need to know about
FOR MEMBERS

These are the 8 German tax breaks you need to know about

With the deadline for filing taxes approaching, we spoke with an expert to learn about some money saving techniques. The conversation touched on marriage, health... and wet suits.

German word of the day: Der Gründonnerstag

German word of the day: Der Gründonnerstag

Here we are again, with a new Easter word – one that varies a lot from its English equivalent.

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

The British government's offer to cover the health costs of UK pensioners in Europe was meant to provide reassurance to elderly British citizens. The time-limited offer has been met with scorn however by rights groups that represent British nationals in the EU.

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a military monument that has come to symbolize peace and unity. Here are a few facts about the iconic monument that you probably won't know.

Hunter shot jogger 'by mistake' Swedish court rules

Hunter shot jogger 'by mistake' Swedish court rules

A Norwegian hunter who shot a jogger in the thigh probably thought he was shooting a deer, a Swedish court has ruled.

 

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VW seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

VW seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

German car behemoth Volkswagen said on Friday it had secured 10 years' worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the vital components.

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Whether you're bringing your furry friend from abroad or planning to adopt one, here are some key things you should know about having pets in Germany.