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Germany orders recall of 43,000 Opel diesel vehicles

Germany orders recall of 43,000 Opel diesel vehicles

Germany's KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall tens of thousands of diesel vehicles worldwide that were configured to fool regulatory emissions tests.

The bilingual schools taking the teaching outdoors

The bilingual schools taking the teaching outdoors

Some of the teachers at Phorms, a network of seven bilingual schools in Germany, are taking lessons out of the classroom to increase children’s engagement with both learning and the natural world.

 
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This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Why 'made in Germany' TV has captured the imagination of the world
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Why 'made in Germany' TV has captured the imagination of the world

From Babylon Berlin to 4 Blocks, series made in Germany are enjoying a moment in the spotlight. We analyze why German TV is sexy right now and ask if its popularity can continue.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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Employers must pay for travel time on the job, German court rules

Employers must pay for travel time on the job, German court rules

If you travel for professional reasons, you can have your travel time remunerated like working hours - yet you must pay for detours yourself, ruled Federal Labour Court.

Hamburg still most attractive media city, Nextmedia survey finds

Hamburg still most attractive media city, Nextmedia survey finds

Second Media Worker Report uncovers locations and innovation drivers of media industry

 
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What you need to know about Bavaria's upcoming election
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What you need to know about Bavaria's upcoming election

Bavarians will go to the polls on Sunday in what commentators predict will be a "historic" election that will send shockwaves throughout Germany. We have a handy guide to explain what's happening.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Quiz: How well do you know your German sayings?

Quiz: How well do you know your German sayings?

From having a stroke of luck to feeling like a fish out of water: don't beat around the bush, have a go at our German idioms quiz and see if you know your stuff.

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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Student housing prices in Germany increasing up to 70 percent: study

Student housing prices in Germany increasing up to 70 percent: study

Since 2010, prices have risen between 9.8 percent (Griefswald) and 67.3 percent (Berlin), according to a student price index published on Monday by the German Economic Institute in Cologne.

Expat in Berlin? Five reasons you should try bouldering

Expat in Berlin? Five reasons you should try bouldering

When Alice Austin moved from London to Berlin she quickly discovered the two cultures were worlds apart. Realising she needed to make friends ‘the German way’, she decided to try out a healthier lifestyle (and hasn’t looked back).

 
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German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

French-owned carmaker Opel became the latest household name of the German auto industry in prosecutors' sights over diesel emissions, as authorities raided two factories belonging to the lightning-bolt brand and prepared a mass recall.

Word of the Day: Der Zeitgeist

Word of the Day: Der Zeitgeist

Also used in English, Zeitgeist literally means 'spirit of the time.'

Merkel vows to 'win back trust' after Bavaria poll debacle

Merkel vows to 'win back trust' after Bavaria poll debacle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to "win back trust" from voters after squabbling within her three-party coalition was blamed for severe election losses in the state of Bavaria.

Weekend Wanderlust: A love letter to the eastern German city of Leipzig

Weekend Wanderlust: A love letter to the eastern German city of Leipzig

From rich history with musical roots to sweet treats, revolution and a diverse alternative scene, Leipzig, in the former East Germany, has a place in our hearts.

5 key things you need to know about German working culture
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5 key things you need to know about German working culture

If you’re keen on moving here for work and want a heads up on the cultural differences in the German workplace, we’ve spoken to an intercultural trainer to find out the pertinent things you should know – and how you can deal with them.

Europe

Why are strikes so rare in Switzerland?

Why are strikes so rare in Switzerland?

Industrial action by Swiss workers is relatively uncommon compared to other countries.

 

Switzerland

Are Berlin’s bitcoin investors blinded by their enthusiasm?
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Are Berlin’s bitcoin investors blinded by their enthusiasm?

How is the bitcoin capital of Europe dealing with the currency’s wild price fluctuations?