Germany is desperate to attract skilled workers from abroad and fill vacancies. Here's how the action plan is shaping up.
Here in the waning weeks of 2019, it’s natural to look back at the decade that’s drawing to an end. But the close of a decade is not just about looking backward - it’s also a good time to consider what the next ten years have in store.
International students from around the world often jump at the chance to study in the US. So why is that some American students are defecting to study in Sweden instead?
Overall poverty is declining slightly in Germany, a new report has found. But there are deep divides and new ‘problem regions’ emerging.
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When you start to feel the Christmas spirit, this is a good German word to know.
We asked our readers what surprised them most about working and living in Europe. This is what they had to say.
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was forced to defend herself in a Twitter row with German railway service Deutsche Bahn (DB) over 'overcrowded' trains.
A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.
'We will become foreign on February 1st in countries that many of us have come to regard as our home.'
Frankfurt is anything but a dull finance center. Find out what two Frankfurt School alumni have to say about their city.
Mainstream parties have ruled out working with the far-right AfD. But now CDU officials in Thuringia say talks with the anti-immigration party shouldn't be ruled out. Is the tide turning?
This year there will be a ban on fireworks on Hamburg's Jungfernstieg, a promenade that stretches through the centre of the city.
Which local habits have you picked up since moving to Germany?
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Sunday reacted coolly to concessions sought by the new leaders of the Social Democrats in return for keeping their fragile coalition afloat.
The Christmas holidays offer students many flexible job opportunities in industries which can help to sharpen transferrable skills. Here's where - and how - to apply.
We regularly ask readers to take over The Local Germany's Instagram. Recently, Vishal Shah from Mumbai, India, showed us his Frankfurt.
The process of obtaining a Schufa, which is needed for rental agreements, can be confusing and frustrating. We give you the low down on the German credit history system.
On the eve of International Men’s Day (November 19th), we take a look at government statistics showing the proportion of men and women in various careers in Germany.
Aircraft are repeatedly flying too close to each other in German airspace and increasing the chance of collisions, a new report has found.
German Unity Day falls on Thursday. Did you know these facts about reunification and 'der Tag der deutschen Einheit'?
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is woefully under-visited by non-Germans. I spent a wintry weekend in the woods there to see what we have been missing out on.
They are all among this year's best-selling caganers – a Catalan Christmas tradition showing public figures with their pants down taking a crap.
Together with some German banks, Apple is pushing for a change in Germany’s cash-loving culture by making contactless payment via mobile phones more accessible to users.
The number of Brits moving to Germany is going up, a new study that shows the impact of Brexit on UK nationals has revealed.