Merkel expects to ‘sleep soundly’ under next German government

Merkel expects to ‘sleep soundly’ under next German government

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday gave her blessing to Germany's next likely coalition government, saying she expected to "sleep soundly" with Social Democrat Olaf Scholz as her replacement.

Germany’s ‘real Covid fourth wave’ has started, says health expert

Germany’s ‘real Covid fourth wave’ has started, says health expert

Frankfurt book fair hit by walkouts in far-right row

Frankfurt book fair hit by walkouts in far-right row

Travel in Germany: The Bavarian town inside a giant crater

Travel in Germany: The Bavarian town inside a giant crater

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Germany warns of ‘escalation’ in Covid cases

Germany warns of ‘escalation’ in Covid cases

Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?
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Ehegattensplitting: How did Germany’s marriage tax law become so controversial?

Think management is boring? How this business school is proving you wrong

Think management is boring? How this business school is proving you wrong

We don't all want to be rocket scientists or vaccine researchers but that doesn't mean you can't help build a better future. From learning to code to opening up global opportunities, here are the reasons why studying management today is much more exciting than you might think!

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

International careers: why a ‘growth mindset’ is your key to success

EXPLAINED: How dental care works in Germany

EXPLAINED: How dental care works in Germany

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

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

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Germany’s climate activists step up pressure on next government

Germany’s climate activists step up pressure on next government

More than 10,000 climate activists are expected to take part in a march in Berlin this Friday to call on Germany's next government to implement an ambitious 100-day climate plan in the first few months of their administration.

German parties aim for Scholz-led government by early December

German parties aim for Scholz-led government by early December

Why this little-known university is Sweden’s secret weapon against climate change

Why this little-known university is Sweden’s secret weapon against climate change

The devastating impact of climate change and the need for positive solutions is increasingly apparent all around the world. Sweden is recognised for its progressive approach to many issues, including sustainability – find out how one university is punching far above its weight in this area.

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REVEALED: The German state where Covid infections are highest

REVEALED: The German state where Covid infections are highest

The national 7-day incidence of Covid infections in Germany has jumped up to over 80 per 100,000 people for the first time in more than five weeks. In one state the incidence is double the national average. Here's why.

Germany sees steep rise in Covid cases

Germany sees steep rise in Covid cases

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

If you're planning on staying in Germany for the foreseeable future, you'll probably want to secure your rights by applying for permanent residency or even German citizenship. But what's the difference between the two and are you eligible? We take a look.

Beer in Germany set to go up in price

Beer in Germany set to go up in price

Could Germany cut more taxes to stem fuel price hikes?

Could Germany cut more taxes to stem fuel price hikes?

EXPLAINED: The three new services covered by German health insurance
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EXPLAINED: The three new services covered by German health insurance

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

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?

From Moin to Tach: How to say ‘hello’ around Germany
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From Moin to Tach: How to say ‘hello’ around Germany

There are many regional differences for the humble Hallo. Whether it's Juten Tach or Gruß Gott, here's how you can greet Germans all over the country.

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

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

EXPLAINED: The changes around doctor’s notes in Germany you should know
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EXPLAINED: The changes around doctor’s notes in Germany you should know

Now the temperature has dropped we're more likely to pick up infections. If you need to take time off work if you are ill, you should be aware of Germany's doctor's note procedure and some important recent changes.

Editor of Germany’s Bild sacked over affair at work

Editor of Germany’s Bild sacked over affair at work

German online bank N26 to create 1,000 new jobs

German online bank N26 to create 1,000 new jobs

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

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’

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow the latest developments this week

Covid-19 in Austria: Follow the latest developments this week

Exit tests have been introduced for another town, two more of Austria's states are classed as 'very high risk', and Vienna is opening the country's first 24-hour Covid test station.

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Retirement in Denmark: The pensions system explained
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Retirement in Denmark: The pensions system explained

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Ten things Zurich residents take for granted

Ten things Zurich residents take for granted

Covid health pass: Travel warning over October family holidays in France

Covid health pass: Travel warning over October family holidays in France

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