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Germany took in 160 times more Syrian refugees in 2016 than UK

Germany took in 160 times more Syrian refugees in 2016 than UK

Of the 406,000 Syrian refugees given protection in Europe in 2016, almost 300,000 were offered sanctuary in Germany, new figures show.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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Ex-chancellor Kohl wins €1 million in legal battle with ghostwriters

Ex-chancellor Kohl wins €1 million in legal battle with ghostwriters

A court awarded former chancellor Helmut Kohl record damages on Thursday in a lawsuit against his one-time ghostwriters for publishing an embarrassing unauthorized biography.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Why German is dominating the European job market

Why German is dominating the European job market

British expat Matt Mills in Spain tells The Local how the job board he works for is desperate to find candidates with good German skills.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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How a school shooting 15 years ago changed Germany

How a school shooting 15 years ago changed Germany

On April 26th 2002 a 19-year-old took a gun into a high school in the eastern German town of Erfurt and shot 16 people dead. The event was the first of its kind in Germany and the impact was immense.

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How to survive information overload and create positive change

How to survive information overload and create positive change

Want to make an impact? Find out how with Raleigh International...

 
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After Nazi remarks, Turkey says 'we need Germany'

After Nazi remarks, Turkey says 'we need Germany'

Tensions have been running high between Ankara and Berlin recently, culminating in the Turkish premier accusing the Bundesrepublik of using "Nazi measures". But now Ankara is calling on Germany for economic help.

The expat’s healthcare guide to Germany

The expat’s healthcare guide to Germany

Of all the things to worry about when moving abroad, healthcare should not be one of them. Know before you go – so you can spend your time sampling bratwurst instead of fearing for the worst.

 
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Relations with Turkey 'severely hit' over past weeks, says Merkel

Relations with Turkey 'severely hit' over past weeks, says Merkel

EU-Turkey relations have been severely hit by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.

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Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report

Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report

A new study shows that women spend 60 percent more time doing unpaid work than men, such as raising children, doing household chores, and caring for relatives.

Berlin's six coolest attractions you've never heard of

Berlin's six coolest attractions you've never heard of

Sick of feeling like a tourist? These off-the-radar spots will take you away from the cameras and cheesy selfies.

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Moving to Germany - 10 reasons to think twice

Moving to Germany - 10 reasons to think twice

Germany's booming economy, ripe job and property markets and stunning holiday spots might make it seem an expat paradise. But moving to Germany isn't right for everyone.

London vs Berlin: which is the better capital city?

London vs Berlin: which is the better capital city?

They might be the capitals of two European powerhouses, but London and Berlin couldn't be more different in style and attitude. The Local journalists Julius Haswell and Jörg Luyken squabble over which is better.

Learning German - 10 grammar mistakes even Germans keep making

Learning German - 10 grammar mistakes even Germans keep making

Take revenge for all the times they laughed at your “der, die, das”.

These are Germany's top ten universities

These are Germany's top ten universities

These are the best universities in all of Germany - at least according to one ranking.

Why Germans need far less supervision at work than Americans

Why Germans need far less supervision at work than Americans

A new study has revealed that US engineering firms have one supervisor for every seven employees. In Germany the ratio is one boss for every 26 workers. What explains the difference?

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French Prime Minister's Paris apartment targeted by burglars

French Prime Minister's Paris apartment targeted by burglars

The Paris apartment owned by French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been targeted by burglars, according to reports, but his office insist no sensitive documents were stolen.

 

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These German CEOs earn the biggest salaries compared to their workers

These German CEOs earn the biggest salaries compared to their workers

The CEO of HeidelbergCement earns 190 times the salary of his average employee - and he's not even the highest earning boss in Germany.